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The Ghost Inside involved in serious tour bus crash

By | Published on Friday 20 November 2015

The Ghost Inside

US metalcore band The Ghost Inside have been involved in a serious tour bus crash, which claimed the life of their driver and left drummer Andrew Tkaczyk in intensive care.

The band were travelling from Texas to Phoenix when the bus collided with a lorry. One person in the other vehicle is also reported to have died. Tkaczyk’s brother Nick said via Facebook that the drummer was airlifted to hospital, where he is being treated for “serious head trauma, as well as broken bones in his lower extremities, and a shoulder injury”.

A statement on the band’s Facebook page reads: “Thanks to everyone who reached out with concern today. The Ghost Inside was involved in a serious bus accident outside El Paso, TX this morning. All five band members and all members of the crew are alive and currently being treated for their injuries. Please keep them in your thoughts as well as their bus driver and those in the other vehicle who did not make it. Unfortunately, all US shows on the Locals Only Tour are cancelled. Refunds available at point of purchase. We will update you more when we can”.

A crowdfunding campaign to help pay the band’s medical expenses and the funeral costs for their driver has already raised around $11,000.