Crew members for country singer Josh Turner were involved in a bus accident late Wednesday night after a show, leaving one dead and seven injured, according to the San Luis Obispo County Fire Department.
The fire department responded to a crash in Shandon, California. Just before midnight local time a tour bus transporting crew drove off the road, according to the SLO’s official Twitter account and reports from local ABC and NBC affiliates. The fire department’s official Twitter account also confirmed that the bus involved was transporting Turner’s road crew, adding that Turner and his band were “in different buses and not injured.”
“Josh Turner and his road family have suffered a devastating loss,” Turner’s representative Leigh Parr Malleus wrote in a statement to USA TODAY. “Please keep the crew, band and Josh in your thoughts and prayers.”
USA TODAY has reached out the SLO County Fire Department for comment.
The country singer had performed Wednesday night in Paso Robles, California, about a 20-minute drive from the site of the crash. His next scheduled show was set for Friday at the Central Washington State Fair, according to his website.
Parr told USA TODAY that all remaining September shows will be “rescheduled for a later date.”
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