Josh Turner has postponed all remaining tour dates scheduled for the month of September following a deadly crash involving a bus carrying members of his road crew.
Turner’s longtime label home, Universal Music Group, released a statement confirming the news early Thursday.
“Josh Turner and his road family have suffered a devastating loss. Please keep the crew, band and Josh in your thoughts and prayers,” the statement read. “All remaining shows in September will be rescheduled for a later date.”
The country and gospel singer and his band were not on the bus, which was traveling East on Highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County, California at the time of the incident.
The California Highway Patrol says one person was killed when the tour bus drifted off the highway, drove along a dirt shoulder, hit a barbed wire fence and eventually fell off a 50-foot cliff. Investigators say two people were ejected from the vehicle when the bus hit a dry riverbed at the bottom of the cliff.
The CHP has identified the deceased man as David Turner but did not release his age or information about where he is from. It is also unclear if David Turner is related to Josh Turner.
Seven others were wounded in the crash and were transported to different hospitals in the area.
Our thoughts and prayers are with David Turner’s family during this difficult time.
UPDATE: The Daily Journal of Oxford, Mississippi confirms that David Turner, 64, lived in Oxford and that he bears no relation to the country singer.