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wlewis
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WSP tour bus crash

#77108 2 years, 10 months ago
one of WSP's tour buses crashed today outside of ames iowa (must've been playing stephens aud or are tonight, great venue!) a drive had a heart attack at the wheel unsure if he died or not i read reports of both...went into the median one of the drum techs was apparently injured....because of this a couple other crashes occurred including 2 semi's one hitting a stopped one at full speed...here is a link to something related..just found out apparently this happened today


www.kcci.com/automotive/29603708/detail.html#ixzz1c0mWq86k


positive vibes for everybody involved, i've been in a few crashes including getting taken out by a semi on the interstate, it is scary shit, those things pack a fucking punch
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
GreatestStoryEverTold
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77145 2 years, 10 months ago
hope everyone is ok. Scary thing when one of these wrecks.
PMoondancer
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77149 2 years, 10 months ago
(((Healing Prayers)))
FurthurFlower67
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Good Love!

Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77192 2 years, 10 months ago
Jambands.com has an updated story...

www.jambands.com/news/2011/10/28/widespr...ttack-of-bus-driver/

Yesterday we reported on an incident involving a Widespread Panic tour bus. Today the band shared a statement, mourning the loss of driver Tom Torrisi. The complete statement appears below:

Our good friend, Tom Torrisi, passed away from a heart attack while at the wheel of one the Widespread Panic crew buses. The bus and crew were en route to Ames, Iowa on the morning of Oct. 27th.
As the vehicle left the road, merchandise manager Rachel Kellenberger positioned herself in the driver’s seat and brought the bus to a stop in the highway (I-35N) median. Crew member John Switzer adminis…tered CPR. One other crew member, Eric Bice was treated for head injuries after being thrown from his bunk during the accident. All other passengers were shaken, but otherwise un-injured. In the midst of our shock and sorrow, we’re extremely proud of the whole crew in the way they looked after Mr. Torrisi and each other during the incident. Tom was Widespread Panic family, a good soul, funny hearted and well respected. We will forever miss the snickering smile that we all grew to love. Be at peace our lovable road wizard. Much Love to you, Tom Torrisi! You were definitely one of a kind, sir! Our Hearts and Love reach out to Tom and the Torrisi Family. Shortly after the accident, with police still on the scene, another collision occurred in the I 35 southbound lane. Our Sadness and and Blessings extend to all those involved, as well

Sincerely,
Widespread Panic Band & Crew
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edheadwharfrat
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77196 2 years, 10 months ago
Widespread Panic is one of my very favorite bands and I think their music has an awesome dark beauty to it. They have certainly had their share of tragedy over the years and they seem to handle it with grace and dignity. Every interview I've read with John Bell, Dave Schools, and other members of the band shows that they have a deeply spiritual side to them. My prayers go out to all of the friends and family affected by this.
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derek92
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77388 2 years, 10 months ago
i was in omaha and minneapolis just last week,and ames just last night and i have to say i noticed something was up with them last i thought it was just a bad night but this explains it
i love widespread they will be fine that is some tragic news
DangerousDan
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77566 2 years, 10 months ago
Derek- Man their really spreading the panic in chicago , they played last night and the show was great it seemed almost like they were playing for him. Thats just my opinion im thinkn a better show tonight - Dan
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
derek92
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77786 2 years, 10 months ago
oh hell ya not fade away jam during the tie your shoes
and stagger lee last night
DangerousDan
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77798 2 years, 10 months ago
hah oh man that NFW had me going i heard it right away.. people around me were calling lovelight:ohmy: Ride Me high was awesome did you catch last nights Airplane?
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
Carl
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Re: WSP tour bus crash

#77808 2 years, 10 months ago
nobody knows when they will be called home so dont take one second on this earth for granted. Prayers for all the WSP family
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