(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mana Nishiura, also known as China was killed in a traffic accident in Baltimore on November 4th. Nishiura, drummer for the Japanese band DMBQ, was traveling with her bandmates and manager Michelle Cable from San Francisco to New York when the accident occurred. Nishiura was ejected from the vehicle and killed while the other four occupants, Ryuichi Watanabe , Shinji Masuko, Toru Matsui and Michelle Cable sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The remainder of DMBQ's U.S. tour has been cancelled for the time being with no concrete plans to reschedule, according to DMBQ.net
Nishiura had previously been a drummer with Japanese band Shonen Knife from 2001 to 2004. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers