The driver of Miley Cyrus’s tour bus has been killed after the double-decker overturned in central Virginia—The 16-year-old "Hannah Montana" star wasn’t on board, Virginia State Police said.
According the Associated Press and The Roanoke Times, The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. in Dinwiddie County, about 40 miles south of Richmond. Speed and weather weren’t considered factors.
Sgt. Thomas Molnar said the person who died at the scene was male, but didn’t identify him pending notification of family members. One of the other nine people on the bus suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. Police wouldn’t identify those aboard.
Molnar said the passengers exited the bus through the front windshield.
A wrecker arrived late Friday morning to haul away the black and maroon luxury tour bus, which was on its side in a ditch off the highway where it had apparently skidded for several hundred feet.
The bus was hauled by the wrecker up to the next exit off I-85, where two other tour buses and members of the tour were waiting. About two dozen members of the tour, some still wearing pajama bottoms, began transferring backpacks and laptops from the wrecked bus into two other buses parked outside a restaurant. They all declined to speak to reporters.
Molnar said the bus was one of four traveling together after the singer’s two-show stint Wednesday and Thursday in Long Island, N.Y. The group was heading to Greensboro, N.C., where she is scheduled to perform Sunday. A Greensboro Coliseum spokesman told The Roanoke Times that the show is still scheduled to go on.
Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, who also appears on the family friendly Disney sitcom "Hannah Montana."
Originally posted 2009-11-20 19:12:47.