Photo by Aurora Police Dept.
Two of Twin Shadow’s tour buses were involved in a multi-vehicle accident on I-70 just outside Denver, Colorado on Monday morning. According to The Denver Post, two buses, two semi-tractor trailers, and a motor home were involved in the crash that occurred at 8:30 a.m. amid dense fog and heavy rain.
According to state police, 12 individuals were transported to a nearby hospital. Trooper Josh Lewis said that of the band’s two buses, the one carrying the crew was the most seriously damaged. “The only people transported were from the crew bus,” Lewis told the Post.
However, Dorrelle Zahn, mother of bassist and keyboardist Spencer Zahn, said that the four band members were taken to the hospital as well. “I’ve been in an accident. I’m in pain but I am conscious. Help is here,” bassist and keyboardist Spencer Zahn reportedly texted his mother.
Update: The Post article has removed mention of the band members being hospitalized. The bus carrying Twin Shadow’s crew reportedly crashed into the back of a stopped semi-trailer, starting the chain reaction. The buses drive, 41-year-old John Crawford, was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. 11 other individuals on the bus suffered “minor to moderate injures” and were taken to two area hospitals. The other bus involved apparently carried the crew for the opening act, Thompson Square.
Officials have ruled out drugs or alcohol. “No charges have been filed but the case remains open,” they said in a press release.
Twin Shadow was scheduled to perform at Denver’s Bluebird Theater this evening, and the show has been canceled. Below, find more images and video from the scene.