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Bus carrying road crew for country artist Josh Turner drove off cliff, ejected two people

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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Josh Turner arrives at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities in central California say a passenger bus has crashed while carrying the road crew for the country and gospel singer. Turner and his band were not on the bus. The bus was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County when it crashed in Shandon late Wednesday night, Sept. 18, 2019. The trip followed a Turner concert at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, according to media reports. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

SHANDON, Calif. (WZTV) -- The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has released details on a bus crash involving the road crew for country and gospel artist Josh Turner.

According to CHP, the bus driver was in the right lane of State Road 46 when "for unknown reasons" he drove off the roadway onto the dirt shoulder Wednesday. The driver then drove through a barbed wire fence and dense vegetation before driving off a 50-foot cliff.

The front of the bus crashed into a dry river bed, ejecting two people, one who died. Seven other people were injured and taken to the hospital with injuries ranging from minor to major.

CHP has identified the man who died as David Turner, a passenger on the bus. There has been no clarification if David Turner is related to Josh Turner. The country artist and his band were not on the bus at the time of the crash.

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