Devastating news out of South Carolina this morning.
As reported by Travis Tritt himself, his tour bus was involved in a fatal accident early this morning as he and the band were leaving Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to Tritt, the driver of a vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic and struck another car in front of their tour bus. The bus was then side-swiped trying to avoid the crash.
Two people were reportedly killed in the accident, with Travis Tritt speculating that the at-fault driver was intoxicated. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a Jeep (that was driving the wrong direction) and a passenger in a truck were the two that were killed. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital.
“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,” Tritt shared on Twitter. “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.”
Tritt’s bus only sustained minor damage and nobody on board was injured.