'Dancing With the Stars' tour bus involved in massive fatal multi-car accident in Iowa
The cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night are doing OK after a massive, deadly car crash in Iowa.
"One of the tour buses transporting cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night was involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa," the show said in a statement to ET. "All cast and crew members are fine, with some recovering from minor injuries.
"Given this unforeseen accident, and the fact that the safety and health of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance, tonight's show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, has been canceled," the statement continued. "To anyone involved in the accident, the entire cast sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery, and their deepest apologies to all of the fans who have been waiting to see the show tonight."
According toKCCI 8 in Des Moines, Iowa, one person died and five more were sent to the hospital in critical condition. The Story County sheriff’s department tells the news station that as many as 70 cars were involved in the tragic accident.
Castmember Jordan Fisher updated his Instagram Story after the accident, writing, "We are okay. Love you guys. Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes."
Fisher also tweeted, "Thanking God for the safety of our crew. Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes."
Earlier in the day, Frankie Muniz tweeted, commenting on the blizzard conditions, writing, "Riding in the bus on our way to the show tonight in Ames, Iowa, looking out the window at the snow-covered ground in this crazy blizzard listening to unreleased songs of a band I was in 8 years ago..."
Lindsay Arnold and her husband, as well as Emma Slater, Sasha Farber and his dog, had also been on the road, updating their Instagram stories ahead of the accident.