Travis Tritt Involved in Fatal Car Accident— “I’m Really Shaken Up”

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Accident photo courtesy of Travis Tritt Twitter

“It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” for Travis Tritt whose bus was involved in a fatal car accident as he was traveling on the highway following hisHouse of Blues show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The country singer and his crew are okay, but sadly, two people in the other cars were killed, due to the accident.

Travis took to social media to share the incident in a series of Tweets, begging fans to not drink and drive.

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“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,” Travis shared along with a photo from the accident. “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 went on to share the damage sustained to the bus during the accident. “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,” he added.

“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. I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober. Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive.”

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Travis concluded with a thankful Tweet. “We only were sideswiped in tonight’s accident. It could’ve been so much worse. God was obviously watching over us tonight. I praise God for keeping us safe!”

They Horry SC Fire Rescue also tweeted out information about the car crash. “#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.”

Travis’ next show is Saturday night (May 18) in Hiawaseee, Ga. at Anderson Music Hall.

We’re glad that Travis and his team are safe and our hearts goes out to those families who lost loved ones in the horrible accident.