HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — County singer Travis Tritt's tour bus was in involved in a three-vehicle wreck on a South Carolina highway early Saturday morning that left two people dead and one other person hurt, according to fire-rescue officials.
Horry County Fire Rescue officials said the wreck happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Highway 22 near mile marker 16 at about 3:30 a.m.
Officials said no one on Tritt's bus was injured.
Charleston TV station WCBD said that according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Jeep traveling the wrong way on Highway 22 hit a pickup truck head-on.
WCBD said the driver of the Jeep and passenger in the truck were killed. The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Tritt tweeted a photo of the incident. He later said he was "really shaken up" by what he had witnessed.
"We sustained minor damage as we tried to avoid the crash site in front of us," Tritt said in a tweet.
"We were only sideswiped in tonight's accident. It could've been so much worse. God was obviously watching over us tonight. I praise God for keeping us safe!"
Tritt and his band had just completed a show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach Saturday night. They were scheduled to play a show in Hiawassee, Georgia Saturday night.
Hours after the accident, Tritt tweeted, "Lots of folks have been asking if our shows will still play tonight and tomorrow nite in spite of the accident we were involved early this morning. The answer is 'yes.' The show must and will go on. Very grateful to all who have expressed concern."
On Sunday morning, Tritt posted an Instagram photo from Saturday night's show in Hiawassee.
Tritt said, "So good to be back at the Anderson Music Hall in Hiawassee, Georgia last night!"