SHANDON, Calif. (AP) – Josh Turner’s record label says the singer will postpone the rest of his September tour dates after a bus carrying his road crew was involved in a fatal accident late Wednesday near Shandon, California.
Universal Music Group Nashville says Turner and his “road family” have suffered “a devastating loss.”
The California Highway Patrol says the bus left the road for unknown reasons, then continued along a dirt shoulder before smashing through a fence and plunging off a 50-foot cliff. The bus landed upright in a dry riverbed.
Two occupants were ejected from the bus. One person was killed and seven others were injured. Turner and his band were not on the bus. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Turner will resume his tour next month. He will be at Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio on October 5th.