One dead, seven injured after country singer Josh Turner’s tour bus crashes in California

A tour bus carrying country singer Josh Turner’s crew crashed off a California highway late Wednesday night, killing one passenger.

Seven people were injured, including two with major injuries, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Five suffered “moderate” injuries.

Officials said Turner and his band were traveling in a separate bus, which was not involved in the crash.

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NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 31: Recording Artist Josh Turner performs onstage during CMT's Sweetest Summer Celebration Presented by DQ on March 31, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 31: Recording Artist Josh Turner arrives at CMT's Sweetest Summer Celebration Presented by DQ on March 31, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for CMT)
LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 24: Josh Turner performs during the Kentucky State Fair at Kentucky Exposition Center on August 24, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 24: Josh Turner performs during the Kentucky State Fair at Kentucky Exposition Center on August 24, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 17: Josh Turner and Jennifer Ford attend a screening for "Loud Krazy Love" on May 17, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 27: Singer/Songwriter Josh Turner performs during Daryle Singletary Keepin' It Country Tribute Show at Ryman Auditorium on March 27, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by R. Diamond/Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 27: (EXCLUSIVE) Singer/Songwriters Rhett Akins and Josh Turner backstage during Daryle Singletary Keepin' It Country Tribute Show at Ryman Auditorium on March 27, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by R. Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Josh Turner attends the 65th Annual BMI Country awards on November 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Josh Turner performs prior to the start of the Tale of the Turtles 400 on September 17, 2017, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. (Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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It’s still unclear why the bus crashed, but California Highway Patrol told KSBY that the bus driver veered off the road, then drove 20 yards through grass and off an 80-foot cliff.

Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as a cause of the accident.

A witness told KSBY that they didn’t see any brake lights from the bus before it went off the road.

According to his tour schedule, Turner was performing in Paso Robles Wednesday night before the crash.

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