ST. CHARLES, Mo. ( -- A local musician and blogger was killed by a driver accused of fleeing from police Saturday in St. Charles.

Music journalist killed

Krystofer Batsell, 21, was an aspiring music journalist known for interviewing both local and national artists, like Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper, showcasing the interviews on his YouTube page.

Batsell was on his way home from a friend's house heading to his brother’s birthday dinner when a driver accused of fleeing from police hit and killed him. He was only five minutes from his home.

Local musicians are planning a fundraiser in his honor. Family members would like the proceeds to go towards helping young kids get involved in music.

Details are still in the works, but the event is scheduled for January 12, 2019.

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