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Three Willie Nelson band members hurt in Texas bus crash

Nov. 23, 2013 at 6:02 PM   |   Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Three members of Willie Nelson's band, The Family, were injured Saturday when a bus they were riding in crashed in east Texas, police said.

The bus was carrying five band members and the driver, but police said Nelson was not aboard, KXAN-TV, Austin, Texas, reported.

The injured band members were taken to a hospital in Sulphur Springs.

Billy Jean English and Thomas Ray Hawkins received minor injuries but Robert Paul English suffered a broken hip.

The bus was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 when it hit a bridge pillar about 3:30 a.m., officials said. The pillar was not seriously damaged.

Officers with the Department of Public Safety said the roads were wet and winds were high at the time of the crash.

A message on Nelson's Facebook page said icy conditions contributed to the accident.

The message also said Nelson's tour had been suspended indefinitely.

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