Brainiacs Singer Dead in Car Crash

May 27 [12:00 EDT] -- Tim Taylor, the lead singer for the fast-paced alternative rockers Brainiac died in a fiery single vehicle accident near his home in Dayton, Ohio early Friday morning.

His car left the road at a high rate of speed and collided with two poles and a fire hydrant before bursting into flames.

Brainiac had released two independent albums, an EP and several singles since their inception four years ago. The band was reportedly about to sign with a major label. They played Lollapalooza '95 and just returned from a a tour of Europe opening for Beck. Taylor was the son of Dayton jazz guitarist Terry Taylor.