The Virgina State Police has confirmed that a Miley Cyrus tour bus was involved in a deadly crash outside of Petersburg, Va. earlier today. According to a police press release, members of Cyrus’ crew were on board, but the 16-year-old star was not. The driver of the bus, William G. Douglas, 53, of Austin, Texas, died at the scene. The nine other passengers sustained injuries. They exited the vehicle through the front windshield. An investigation is underway to determine why the vehicle went off the road and flipped over.
The Cyrus family posted this message on mileycyrus.com: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill ‘Uncle Bill’ Douglas. Members of our tour are like members of our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in the midst of this tragedy. He will truly be missed.”