Country music legend Travis Tritt‘s tour bus was side swiped in the middle of a fatal DUI accident outside Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Friday night.
According to Tritt’s own Twitter account, the singer and his band had just gotten done with a show in Myrtle Beach and were leaving on Veteran’s Highway outside of town, when they were sideswiped during a massive crash involving a driver going the wrong way on the highway.
According to Tritt, at least two people were dead as a result of the accident — and though his tour bus full of people was fine (the vehicle itself sustained some damage), the country legend was understandably extremely shaken up by the entire incident.
He reported the events on his personal Twitter account overnight, sharing a picture of the crash scene itself while writing in a series of tweets to his nearly 100,000 followers (below):
“We were just involved in a fatal accident with a driver going the wrong way on Veteran’s Highway as we were leaving Myrtle Beach. Thank God we are all okay. I feel so bad for those who died needlessly tonight. I’m really shaken up by what I witnessed. God bless those who died. We sustained minor damage as we tried to avoid the crash site in front of us. Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I’m so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives tonight.”
Ugh… so sad.
And he continued (below):
“I’m told that two people were killed in tonight’s accident as the the result of someone who was obviously driving drunk or impaired. Just a sober reminder to everyone to never drive if you’ve been drinking or impaired in any way. Uber or Lyft is just a phone call away. I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober. Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive. We only were sideswiped in tonight’s accident. It could’ve been so much worse. God was obviously watching over us tonight. I praise God for keeping us safe!”
So, so scary — even to be tangentially involved, we can’t imagine the emotional toll it would take to see that wreck and be that close and… ugh. Just awful.
Here are Tritt’s tweets about the event, with the accident picture included (below):
Truly an awful, awful night for two families who lost loved ones, and all the friends and others close to those who will never return from that accident.
Our thoughts and condolences are with everybody involved in the terrible crash.
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