• Country star Travis Tritt 'shaken' after tour bus sideswiped in deadly multi-vehicle crash

    By: Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    CONWAY, S.C. - Country music star Travis Tritt was “really shaken” after witnessing a head-on fatal crash on Highway 22 in South Carolina early Saturday morning. 

    Tritt and his crew were leaving Myrtle Beach when the accident happened.


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    “Thank God we are all okay,” he wrote. “I feel so bad for those who died needlessly tonight. I’m really shaken up by what I witnessed. God bless those who died.”

    Tritt, who lives in Hiram, Georgia, said he was told the accident was caused by a wrong-way driver who “was obviously driving drunk or impaired.” 

    He said his tour bus was sideswiped and sustained minor damage “as we tried to avoid the crash site in front of us.”

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    According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash occurred about 3 a.m. Saturday when a Jeep driving the wrong way on Highway 22 westbound struck a Dodge pickup truck, the Greenville News reported.

    The Jeep's driver and a truck passenger died in the wreck, authorities said. The truck's driver was treated at a nearby hospital.

    “I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober,” Tritt tweeted. “Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive.”

    Tritt and The Cadillac Three were scheduled to perform Saturday night at Anderson Music Hall in Hiawassee, Georgia.

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    – The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


     

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