Willie Nelson’s band bus crashes, three injured

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Willie Nelson performs at the Outside Lands Music Festival 2013 at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Douglas Mason/Getty Images)

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Willie Nelson performing at the Outside Lands Music Festival 2013 at Golden Gate Park in August.

Singer Willie Nelson has suspended his tour after three members of his band were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Nelson was not aboard in the weather-related accident around 3:30 a.m. CST Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas.

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Willie Nelson, Bree Spears, Paul English, Lukas Nelson and Mickey Raphael perform at the Classic Center in Jan. 2010.

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Willie Nelson, Bree Spears, Paul English, Lukas Nelson and Mickey Raphael perform at the Classic Center in Jan. 2010.

A statement posted on Nelson’s website, hours after the accident, says this year’s tour has been suspended indefinitely.

Trooper Sylvia Jennings says seven people were on the westbound bus, including the driver who was dealing with wet roads and high winds.

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Two band members have minor injuries while the third was seriously hurt. All were transported to a Sulphur Springs hospital. Their names and conditions weren’t immediately released.


Music & Arts – NY Daily News

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