Thursday, November 30, 2023

Gregg Allman crew members injured in tour bus crash days before Sandler Center show

Gregg Allman. (Courtesy Sandler Center.)
Gregg Allman. (Courtesy of the Sandler Center)

Gregg Allman’s crew tour bus crashed Wednesday morning, about a week before the rock and roll hall-of-famer is set to perform at the Sandler Center.

Three were injured, but Allman was not among them, according to WOWK, a CBS affiliate in Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. The trio are a monitor engineer, a production manager and an audio technician; they were taken to a local hospital and in stable condition, the report said.

Jason Ratliff, a spokesman for the Sandler Center, said by email Wednesday afternoon the venue had not heard anything indicating the wreck will affect Allman’s show, set for 7:30 p.m. April 12.

“We are moving forward as scheduled,” Ratliff wrote.

WOWK reported the bus was headed south on Interstate 77 toward Charleston, W.Va., when the driver choked on his coffee.

The bus crossed over the north lanes and fell down a small hill, landing in brush and “within feet of a creek,” according to the report and video of the aftermath.

The Jackson County, W.Va., Sheriff’s Office is investigating, the report said. Calls to the Sheriff’s Office by Southside Daily went unanswered Wednesday afternoon.

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