A few days after a passenger bus carrying the road crew for Josh Turner crashed on Sept. 19, the country and gospel singer released a statement on Facebook.
“As I try to write this I don’t know what to say. It’s a struggle to put into words the devastation and grief that our road family is trying to process,” he wrote on Tuesday (Sept. 24). “We lost a beloved member of our team, David Turner. He was like a brother to so many in this industry and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Please continue to keep David’s family in your prayers.”
“All of our crew suffered significant injuries and many have long roads to recovery. I would ask that you give them privacy during this time,” he continued, before noting that he and his management created a GoFundMe page to help those on his team affected. “Your prayers have been felt. Please keep praying.”
Turner and his band were not on the bus involved in the accident. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 in California’s San Luis Obispo County when it crashed in Shandon.
See Turner’s full statement below.