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Nov 25

Willie Nelson’s Band Members Injured in Tour Bus Crash

Willie Nelson's Band Members Injured in Tour Bus Crash

Willie Nelson photo courtesy of Lost Highway Records.

Great American Country sends our thoughts and prayers to the members of Willie Nelson’s band, who were injured when their bus hit a bridge pillar in East Texas Saturday morning, reports KABC-TV.

Three of Willie’s band members were injured in the accident. Seven people were on the bus including the driver, who was driving through high winds and rain at the time of the accident. Willie was not on the bus at the time. An update was posted on Willie Nelson’s website, updating fans on the condition of those injured and announcing postponed tour dates.

“The band’s bus (Willie was in his own bus) crashed along I-30 around 3:30 AM when it hit a bridge pillar — about 80 miles east of Dallas,” the update read. “We believe it is due to icy conditions on the road. No one suffered serious injuries. “Paul English injured his ankle, Billy English suffered a bruised hip and crew member Tom Hawkins has a cracked rib. The other family members on the bus are sore but everyone is expected to recover fully. The last four dates in November have been postponed and the tour resumes as scheduled in December.”

Willie’s tour is currently set to resume December 10 in Las Vegas.

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Posted at 9:20 am, November 25, 2013 | Permalink

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