Shortly following the accident, Tritt shared on Twitter that his tour bus was “side-swiped” in the wreck, which occurred on Veteran’s Highway just outside of the popular destination on the South Carolina coast. A vehicle driving the wrong way caused the accident, and Tritt described the tragic turn of events for his followers.
“We sustained minor damage as we tried to avoid the crash site in front of us,” he wrote. “Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I’m so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives tonight.”
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. 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. pic.twitter.com/zcfRK7XxFc
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) May 18, 2019
He added that he had heard the accident was a result of impaired driving: “Just a sober reminder to everyone to never drive if you’ve been drinking or impaired in any way. Uber or Lyft is just a phone call away… I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober. Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive.”
Tritt is scheduled to perform at Anderson Music Hall in Hiawasee, Georgia on Saturday (May 18).