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Mark Chesnutt tour bus rear-ended in accident

Monday, July 28, 2008 – Mark Chesnutt's tour bus was rear-ended on Sunday morning after a performance Saturday night at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth bound for Nashville. No one was injured aboard the bus. Chesnutt was not on the bus because he was flying back home to Texas.

At about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the bus was rear-ended by a vehicle traveling 100 miles an hour. Most of Chesnutt's band was aboard the bus (Kenny Thurman, Delaney Jackson, Cary Stone Lee Kelley, Steve Ledford, Bob Gulley, Don Bradley and driver Dave Simon). The young driver's car, however, was totaled.

Two police cars arrived at the scene (with one of the squad cars being delayed by a flat tire). Thurman, Chesnutt's road manager, changed the tire for the officer while reports were taken. The young male driver reportedly had been drinking and was driving without a license.

"I'm really, really glad all the boys are alright. Thank God." Chesnutt said. "...in as much as I was in the air, I'd still rather drive than fly. I love the bus." Chesnutt was in route traveling to his home in Beaumont.

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