David Turner, Longtime Josh Turner Crew Member, Dies in Bus Crash

Josh Turner tour bus carrying road crew crashes, killing one, injuring seven

A tour bus carrying Josh Turner's road crew crashed Wednesday night, leaving seven of the passengers injured and one dead. Authorities confirmed that Turner and his band were on other buses, and uninjured. Five people sustained moderate injuries, and two others suffered major injuries; six of the victims were taken to local hospitals, while Dratnol, the driver, sustained serious leg injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Fresno, Calif.

The crash happened at 11:40 p.m. on Highway 46 East east of McMillan Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo County, according to the CHP.

Earlier in the night, Turner performed at Vina Robles in Paso Robles.

A spokesperson for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office told CBS News the bus went down a steep embankment of roughly 50 feet.

According to first responders, the bus launched off an 80-foot cliff and hit the sand.

Josh Turner performs in Nashville, Tenn., in March 2018.

Josh Turner tour bus carrying road crew crashes, killing one, injuring seven

Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as causing the crash and an eyewitness said he did not see any brake lights as the bus left the road, KGET reports.

The man who died in the crash has been identified as David Turner, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Turner was heading to Yakima for a performance at the Central Washington State Fair.

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As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Turner has not commented publicly on the crash.

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