Country music star Travis Tritt involved in crash that left 2 dead, others hurt

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WKRN) – Travis Tritt’s tour bus was involved in a fatal crash near Myrtle Beach on Friday night, according to a post on the country music artist’s Twitter. 

It happened around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning. 

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a jeep traveling the wrong direction on a state highway and hit a pickup truck head-on. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital. 

The driver of the jeep and a passenger in the truck were killed. 

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 61-year-old Tonda Cross of  Ellettsville, Indiana and 25-year-old Charles “Cody” Wade, III from the Conway/Myrtle Beach area. 

The highway patrol is working to figure out why the jeep was on the wrong side of the road. 

Tritt took to Twitter early Saturday morning and posted a photo of the deadly crash on Veterans Parkway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

“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,” Tritt wrote. “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.”

No one was hurt on the bus.

According to Cpl. Sonny Collins, Tritt’s bus and another vehicle were involved in a minor crash as they were trying to avoid the deadly crash that had already happened. 

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