Country star Travis Tritt was involved in a devastating car accident that resulted in two deaths, and the singer says he suspects alcohol is to blame.
The “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” singer revealed the details of the grisly wreck while traveling through South Carolina, telling fans, “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.”
He adds, “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.”
Tritt’s quick acting tour bus driver was able to swerve out of the way to avoid the brunt of the chaos from the two vehicles and only sustained minor damage, but the singer said, “Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I’m so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives tonight.”
As for the cause of the deadly wreck, Tritt reveals, “I’m told that two people were killed in tonight’s accident as the the result of someone who was obviously driving drunk or impaired. Just a sober reminder to everyone to never drive if you’ve been drinking or impaired in any way.”
He stresses, “I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober. Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive.”
Tritt did not say he was canceling any shows in wake of the accident, and is scheduled to perform Saturday night in Hiawassee, GA.