The person was killed when Josh Turner's crew bus turned off the freeway and over a cliff has been identified. David Turner, 64, was ejected from the bus and killed. Seven others were injured in California on Wednesday night (September 18).
Due to the accident, Turner's team says that the rest of Josh Turner's exhibitions in September have been canceled and will be scheduled for a later date. David Turner is not related to Josh Turner even though he worked for "Your Man" singer for almost 14 years. Previously, he worked for artists such as Patty Loveless, Tammy Wynette, Bailie and the Boys and Eddie Rabbitt.
Witnesses say they never saw brake lights:
The Northeast Mississippi Digital Journal was among the first to confirm David Turner's death when he was from Oxford, Miss Friends has begun praising him on social media and sending prayers to the remainder family.
The rest of the damage ranges from major to moderate. The driver of the bus was also identified on Thursday as 39-year-old Bradley Dratnol. He was among the injured but the extent of his injuries is unknown.
Turner has not yet commented on social media about the accident but his spokesman says to keep him, his family, band and crew in your prayers as they deal with a devastating loss. The singer was on another bus at the time of the accident, about 2340 local time. The crew departed from an exhibit in nearby Paso Robles, California and were only 20 minutes into the trip when the vehicle veered off the road and crashed through a barbed wire fence before driving 200 yards and driving off a 50-foot cliff. What caused the bus to leave the road is still unknown. California Highway Patrol is investigating.
Always gloomy bus accidents with country artists: