Bus carrying Ricky Skaggs kills festival goer
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Bus carrying Ricky Skaggs kills festival goer

Friday, June 16, 2006 – A tour bus carrying Ricky Skaggs from the Bonnaroo music festival killed a festival goer who was crossing the highway Friday night in front of the bus, according to reports.

The man walked from the direction of the Manchester, Tenn. festival and hopped a chain-link fence before walking onto the highway, according to the Tennessean. The newspaper reported that a state spokesperson said the bus was going between 55 and 60 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone when the accident occurred. The man was dead at the scene.

Skaggs and his Kentucky Thunder band already performed at Bonnaroo and were on their way back Nashville.

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