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3 on Willie Nelson's band bus hurt in Texas wreck

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP -- Singer Willie Nelson has suspended his tour after three members of his band were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Nelson was not aboard in the weather-related accident around 3:30 a.m. CST Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas.

A statement posted on Nelson's website, hours after the accident, says this year's tour has been suspended indefinitely.

Trooper Sylvia Jennings says seven people were on the westbound bus, including the driver who was dealing with wet roads and high winds.

Two band members have minor injuries while the third was seriously hurt. All were transported to a Sulphur Springs hospital. Their names and conditions weren't immediately released.

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I bet everyone of you that bashed willie, if offered a ride on the rose would take it
Nov 24, 2013 1:56PM
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High winds, wet & icy roads at 3:30am. Sounds like the driver had his hands full. Glad it wasn't more serious and that everyone will recover, Take some time off Willie Nelson & Family and be thankful together next Thursday, America needs you!
Nov 24, 2013 11:45AM
Nov 24, 2013 11:05AM
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ha,willie jumped out the window so he wouldn't be caught again with a joint.
Nov 24, 2013 10:01AM
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hell officer how did you expect me to drive and drink this beer.......buy the way wheres willie with that joint ?
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