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Twin Shadow’s tour bus destroyed in highway crash – UPDATED

UPDATE: A statement from Twin Shadow's publicist can be read below:

“Driving on Friday morning April 17th, Twin Shadow's tour bus hit a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Aurora, Colorado. The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated. 

There were 12 people on the tour bus consisting of band and crew. Everyone was taken to two local hospitals. At this time both driver John Crawford and Twin Shadow drummer Andy Bauer remain hospitalized, in serious condition. George Lewis Jr. AKA Twin Shadow will be undergoing reconstructive hand surgery this week.

While everyone involved in the accident recovers, Twin Shadow are postponing tour dates scheduled for April 21- May 22nd. 

The band and crew send a heartfelt thanks to everyone in Colorado and beyond who have helped through this difficult time.”

ORIGINAL STORY: According to the Denver post, two tour buses for indie-rock musician Twin Shadow were involved in a crash on I-70 by Denver—currently shut down in both directions—with two tractor-trailers that resulted in “a multi-vehicle accident with multiple injuries.”

Via the Post:

“Two buses, two tractor-trailers and a motor home were involved in the accident. Twelve people were taken to hospitals, one with serious injuries, according to CSP. Photos released from the scene show the front of one of the buses mangled after it slammed into the back of a Federal Express tractor-trailer. State patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the band had two tour buses, and one was more seriously damaged than the other. ‘The only people transported were from the crew bus,’ Lewis said.”

Post reporter Jesse Aaron Paul is on the scene, with updating tweets. We will update this story as more info becomes available. 

Top photo via Aurora Police