SOUTH CAROLINA (CelebrityAccess) Travis Tritt’s tour bus was involved in a car accident that killed two people around 3 a.m. this morning along a South Carolina highway, according to TMZ.
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. 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. pic.twitter.com/zcfRK7XxFc
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) May 18, 2019
The country star’s tour bus was on the highway when a Jeep, going the wrong way, hit a pickup truck in front of the bus, killing the diver of the jeep and the passenger in the truck, according to Tritt. The tour bus was sideswiped by one of the vehicles but sustained only slight damage, according to TMZ. Nobody on the bus was injured.
“I feel so bad for those who died needlessly tonight,” Tritt said. “I’m literally shaken by what I witnessed. God bless those who died and their families. Two human beings died tonight for no reason other than stupidity. I’m saddened beyond belief!”
#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.
SCHP is investigating the cause. pic.twitter.com/RAaqEvOkpg
— Horry SC Fire Rescue (@hcfirerescue) May 18, 2019
It is unclear why the Jeep was traveling in the wrong direction but, “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.”
He added, “I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober. Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive.”