Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal crash in South Carolina

Sara M Moniuszko
Travis Tritt's tour bus was involved in fatal crash in South Carolina Saturday that left two people dead.
Travis Tritt performs during the 2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2017 in Indio, Calif.

Travis Tritt's tour bus was involved in fatal crash in South Carolina Saturday that left two people dead and another injured. 

The country star took to Twitter to recount the accident and send his condolences to those who died.

"We were just involved in a fatal accident with a driver going the wrong way on Veteran’s Highway as we were leaving Myrtle Beach," he wrote, sharing a photo of the wreckage. "Thank God we are all okay. I feel so bad for those who died needlessly tonight. I’m really shaken up by what I witnessed. God bless those who died."

He continued, "We sustained minor damage as we tried to avoid the crash site in front of us. Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I’m so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives tonight."

The Horry County Fire Rescue team confirmed the news with a statement on Twitter, saying that two people were killed and one person suffered minor injuries.

"#HCFR responded to a multi-vehicle accident on 22 near mm16 this morning at about 3:30 in which 2 people were killed. 1 other person suffered minor injuries. This accident involved 2 vehicles and a tour bus, w/ no reported injuries on the bus," their statement read. "(South Carolina Highway Patrol) is investigating the cause."

In follow-up tweets, Tritt urged his followers to drive sober.

"I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober. Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive," he said. "I’m told that two people were killed in tonight’s accident as the the result of someone who was obviously driving drunk or impaired. Just a sober reminder to everyone to never drive if you’ve been drinking or impaired in any way. Uber or Lyft is just a phone call away."

Tritt, 56, is best known for his 2000 track "It's a Great Day to be Alive" and 1991 track "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)."

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