Singer Josh Turner's road crew involved in fatal bus crash in California

Brenda Watkins
September 20, 2019

Two people were ejected from the bus, and one of them was killed, the CHP said.

According to multiple reports, the bus was leaving the Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles, California, after wrapping up a concert for the country musician, when it crashed off of Highway 46 near Shandon. He performed in Lancaster, Pa., last month.

Officials said that around 11:40 p.m. the driver of the bus, identified as Bradley Dratnol, was going eastbound on highway 46 before for he "allowed the bus to leave the roadway" for unknown reasons.

First responders say the bus launched off an 80-foot cliff and impacted the sand.

The casualties, including the person who died, have not yet been identified. All passengers suffered injuries and were transported to hospitals.

According to David Turner's LinkedIn page, he has worked as a monitor engineer for Josh Turner Enterprises since 2006. California Highway Patrol officials are working to determine what caused the crash, but have ruled out drugs or alcohol as a cause; they are also exploring the possibility of mechanical issues, and will be impounding the vehicle.

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The crash site is approximately 15 minutes east of the Paso Robles concert venue, near the town of Shandon.

The country's next show is scheduled for Friday night at Central Washington State Fair.

Turner, 41, is a country and gospel singer best known for No. 1 hits like 2006′s "Would you Go With Me", 2010′s "Why Don't We Just Dance" and 2012′s "Time is Love".

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As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Turner has not commented publicly on the crash.

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