Josh Turner’s Crew Involved in Fatal Bus Crash
A tour bus carrying Josh Turner's crew was involved in a fatal accident on Wednesday (Sept. 18) near Shandon, Calif.
One person was killed and seven more were injured when Turner's bus left the road (Highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County in Shandon), drove through 20 yards of vegetation and hit a riverbed. It launched off an 80-foot cliff, according KSBY News in California, and landed in sand below.
Two passengers were ejected from the bus, one of which died at the scene. Two of those hurt suffered serious injuries, but all of the injuries are significant. The driver was transported to a hospital in Fresno, Calif.
Turner and his band members were not onboard the bus at the time of the crash, according to reports. The California Fire Department in San Luis Obispo shared photos and more details about the accident:
Witnesses say the bus was traveling about 60 to 65MPH in a 55MPH zone and no brake lights were seen when the bus left the road. California Highway Patrol is investigating into any mechanical issues or medical issues. Ropes are being used to get the bus back up to the roadway.
Turner and his band performed at Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles, Calif., on Wednesday night prior to the crash taking place. Turner's next scheduled show is at the Central Washington State Fair on Friday (Sept. 20), according to his tour schedule.
History of Country Music's Bus Fires
Turner shot to fame with the release of "Long Black Train" in 2003. His other hits include "Your Man," "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Time Is Love," "All Over Me" and more. His most recent project is a gospel album titled I Serve a Savior, which he released in October of 2018. That project features Turner's renditions of a number of gospel classics, as well as his own original gospel songs.
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