Josh Turner Releases Statement After Road Crew’s Fatal Bus Crash

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A bus carrying members of Josh Turner‘s crew was involved in a fatal crash at 11:45 PM on Wednesday, September 18.

The bus drove off of the road and went down a 50-foot embankment. David Turner, who served as Josh’s sound engineer, was killed in the crash.

Josh and David were not related, but David was a member of Josh’s crew for 14 years.

Seven of Josh’s crew members were also injured in the accident. CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo told that two people had major injuries, while the other five had moderate injuries.

Josh and his band were traveling on a separate bus.

The singer canceled the remainder of his concerts for September. His next concert is currently scheduled to take place on October 4 in Fort Bliss, Texas.

The names of the injured crew members were released by the San Luis Obispo Tribune on September 19.


Now, almost a week after the crash, Josh has broken his silence. In a Facebook post, he writes, “As I try to write this I don’t know what to say. It’s a struggle to put into words the devastation and grief that our road family is trying to process.”

He wrote about David Turner, who was “a brother to so many in this industry and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.”

The singer asked for privacy for his crew members as they mourn David’s loss and recover from their injuries. He also announced that his management has created a GoFundMe page, with all the money going to his affected road family. You can donate here.

He ended the statement by saying, “Your prayers have been felt. Please keep praying.”