AceShowbiz - One of "Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night" tour buses was involved in a fatal car crash on an icy highway outside of Ames, Iowa, during a snowstorm on Monday, February 5. The bus crashed on a stretch of I-35 around noon on Monday.
The Iowa State Patrol confirms there was a traffic accident involving up to 70 vehicles in Iowa around noon on Monday. One person died in the accident, while five others were critically injured. Fortunately, some of the cast and crew members of "DWTS" only suffer minor injuries and are all fine.
Hannah Hilyard of KCCI first spread the news on Twitter, writing, "One of the Dancing with the Stars tour buses heading to Ames for a performance tonight was involved in the 70+ vehicle pileup on I-35 southbound. Cast and crew members are okay -- some recovering from minor injuries. Their show is cancelled for tonight."
A spokesperson for "Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night" has released a statement which read, "One of the tour buses transporting cast and crew of 'Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night' was involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa. All cast and crew members are fine, with some recovering from minor injuries."
The spokesperson also announced the cancellation of the show that night. "Given this unforeseen accident, and the fact that the safety and health of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance, tonight's show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA has been cancelled," the statement continued. "To anyone involved in the accident, the entire cast sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery, and their deepest apologies to all of the fans who have been waiting to see the show tonight. Information regarding rescheduling and/or refunds will be available soon."
%cJordan Fisher%, who won season 25 of "DWTS" in November and is joining the tour, took to social media to confirm that they're all fine. "Thanking God for the safety of our crew. Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes," he tweeted.
Thanking God for the safety of our crew. Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes. https://t.co/CLCOD3R0rx— Jordan Fisher (@Jordan_Fisher) February 5, 2018
Season 25's runner-up %cFrankie Muniz%, meanwhile, tweeted about the scary blizzard prior to the accident. He wrote, "Riding in the bus on our way to the show tonight in Ames, Iowa, looking out the window at the snow covered ground in this crazy blizzard listening to unreleased songs of a band I was in 8 years ago..."
Riding in the bus on our way to the show tonight in Ames, Iowa, looking out the window at the snow covered ground in this crazy blizzard listening to unreleased songs of a band I was in 8 years ago...— Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) February 5, 2018
Pro dancers %cSharna Burgess%, %cWitney Carson%, %cLindsay Arnold%, %cSasha Farber%, %cGleb Savchenko%, %cJenna Johnson%, %cAlan Bersten% and %cHayley Erbert% are also on the tour, but it's currently unknown which stars were on the bus involved in the accident.