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Trace Adkins Scrapped Concert Following Deadly Tour Bus Crash

February 15, 2010 03:13:28 GMT

In respect of the people died in the accident and their families, Trace Adkins decided to cancel the Sunday, February 14 performance.


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Trace Adkins decided to call off his gig in Florida after one of his tour buses collided with a pick-up truck, costing two people their lives. "This is a real tragedy," he says in a statement. "Two people have been killed and I don't even know their names. So out of respect for their families, I prefer not to comment too much at this time."

Two people who died were the ones who traveled in the truck which crossed the center line and crashed head-on into the bus. The deadly accident happened on Saturday, February 13 at about 9:30 A.M. when the band were on their way to Bossier City, Louisiana. The country music singer who was already in Louisiana immediately went to the scene in a van after learning about the crash.

"(Adkins) was extremely concerned, as you might expect," Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator told KTBS-TV, Shreveport. "He was comforting the band members. He helped them load their luggage and then headed to the hospital."

On the day of the tragic accident, Trace Adkins still performed an acoustic set with Martina McBride at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, but he canceled the next concert in Pensacola, Florida. Martina and Sarah Buxton's performances went on as scheduled.

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posted by AgirlinTX on Feb 24, 2010
Trace handled his show the night of the accident with absolute class and dignity. He honored the men who died and paid true respect to his band members who all were on stage with him. It was a somber, heartbreaking show to watch, but it was a true privilege to be there. Trace is all class.
posted by Ar Amytas on Feb 14, 2010
Truly a tragic incident. My sympathies go out to the family.

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