The drummer for Great White, the rock band associated with a deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire, was involved in a three-vehicle accident a few hours before a concert Saturday in Allentown, Pa

The drummer for Great White, the rock band associated with a deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire, was involved in a three-vehicle accident a few hours before a concert Saturday in Allentown, Pa. Derrick Pontier was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was released.

In Saturday's accident, an oncoming car crossed the center line and crashed into Pontier's vehicle, police said. That driver was listed in critical condition. Pontier's car slammed into another vehicle; the condition of that driver wasn't known.

In February, Great White was performing at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., when its pyrotechnics display ignited a fire that killed 100 and injured almost 200. The band's guitarist, Ty Longley, died in the blaze.

Great White has donated $37,000 from more than a dozen recent shows to a nonprofit organization created to benefit victims' families and survivors of the fire. The group plays Trinidad, Colo., on Thursday (Oct. 2).


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