Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus sideswiped in deadly crash

“Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I’m so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives,” the singer said. No one on his bus was hurt in the accident.
Image: Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt performs at the second weekend of Watershed Music Festival at Gorge Amphitheatre on August 5, 2016 in George, Washington.Suzi Pratt / WireImage file

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
SUBSCRIBE
By Nicole Acevedo

Grammy-winning country singer Travis Tritt said he was “involved in a fatal accident” after performing at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Friday night.

Two people died in a multivehicle accident involving Tritt’s tour bus and two other vehicles at about 3:30 a.m. in South Carolina, according to authorities in Horry County. One person suffered minor injuries.

Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.

The musician posted a photo of a Jeep and a pickup truck smashed into each other on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, saying, “We were sideswiped in a fatal accident with a driver going the wrong way on Veteran’s Highway.”

The fire rescue team in Horry responded. According to them, no one inside Tritt’s tour bus suffered injuries.

Tritt said in a tweet that the tour bus “sustained minor damage” as its driver tried to “avoid the crash site in front of us.”

Download the NBC News app for breaking news

“Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I’m so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives,” the singer said.

According to the fire rescue team, authorities are still investigating the cause of the deadly accident.

The artist is scheduled to perform at the Anderson Music Hall in Georgia on Saturday night, according to his website.