SCREAMING RED MUTINY Guitarist Dies After Crash With Suspected DUI Driver

SCREAMING RED MUTINY Guitarist Dies After Crash With Suspected DUI Driver

According to, John Holata, guitarist of the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based hard rock band SCREAMING RED MUTINY, died Sunday afternoon (December 25) after a suspected drunk driver crashed into him and his wife more than a week ago.

A vehicle driven by 20-year old Megan Hobbs was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-244 on December 17 and hit the truck driven by Holata head on. Holata's truck was then hit by a third car, driven by 61-year old Cheryl Hopkins.

Holata was pronounced dead at a Tulsa hospital on Christmas Day. The state medical examiner's office said he died from complications from his injuries from the crash.

SCREAMING RED MUTINY will host a fundraiser February 4, 2017, at the Shrine. Proceeds from it will go towards Holata's funeral and medical costs. Friends of the Holatas have also set up a fundraising page to assist with costs.

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Formed in January 2016, SCREAMING RED MUTINY made its live debut at this year's Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.

From the Cancer Sucks show at the Cain's. Thanks to Dustin Howard for the creation of this video.

Posted by Screaming Red Mutiny on Monday, November 28, 2016


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