Bus crash injures Nelson band members
Monday, November 25, 2013
– A bus carrying members of Willie Nelson's band crashed early Saturday resulting in three people being injured.
As a result, four concerts slated for November were canceled.
The band's bus (Nelson was in his own bus) crashed along I-30 around 3:30 a.m. when it hit a bridge pillar about 80 miles east of Dallas.
"We believe it is due to icy conditions on the road," Nelson's web site said. "No one suffered serious injuries. Drummer Paul English injured his ankle, drummer Billy English suffered a bruised hip, and crew member Tom Hawkins has a cracked rib. The other family members on the bus, are sore but everyone is expected to recover fully."
The last four dates in November have been postponed, and the tour resumes as scheduled in December. Canceled dates include Nov. 26 in Fayetteville, Ark. and Nov. 27 in Lafayette, La. Nelson resumes touring Dec. 10 in Las Vegas.
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