Country star Travis Tritt involved in crash that leaves 2 dead near Myrtle Beach

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Two people are dead in an early morning crash on Highway 22 in Horry County. 

It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday morning near mile marker 16. 

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Jeep traveling the wrong direction on Hwy 22 hit a pickup truck head-on. 

The driver of the Jeep and a passenger in the truck were killed. 

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital. 

The highway patrol is working to figure out why the Jeep was on the wrong side of the road. 

County music singer Travis Tritt posted on Twitter that his tour bus was involved in the crash. No one was hurt in the bus.

According to Cpl. Sonny Collins, Tritt’s bus and another vehicle were involved in a minor crash as they were trying to avoid the deadly crash that had already happened. 

Tritt later posted about the incident:

Last evening after our gig in Myrtle Beach, we were involved (our bus was sideswiped) in a fatal accident with a driver going the wrong way on Veteran’s Highway as we were leaving the area. 

Thank God we are all okay. I feel so bad for those who died needlessly. I’m really shaken up by what I witnessed. God bless those who died. I’m told that two people were killed in the accident as the the result of someone who was obviously driving drunk or impaired. Just a sober reminder to everyone to never drive if you’ve been drinking or impaired in any way. Uber or Lyft is just a phone call away.
I beg everyone to please, please, please drive sober. Know when to admit that you are too impaired to drive. 

We sustained only minor damage as we tried to avoid the crash site in front of us. Bus damage can be fixed, but lives cannot be replaced. I’m so incredibly sad for those who lost their lives. 

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