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Marcus Miller's tour bus involved in fatal crash

A Sunday (11/25) morning bus crash in Switzerland killed the driver of Marcus Miller's tour bus and sent Miller and his band and crew to area hospitals.

A Sunday (11/25) morning bus crash in Switzerland killed the driver of Marcus Miller's tour bus and sent Miller and his band and crew to area hospitals.

Miller's manager, Bibi Green, dispatched updates from Miller's official Facebook page and her personal Facebook page as wire reports from the region filtered in early in the morning.

"I know everyone is concerned for Marcus' safety, and the safety of the band and crew," Green posted. "They were in a bus accident this morning in Switzerland. Sadly the bus driver was killed, but Marcus, the band and crew are all okay. Marcus has already been released from the hospital as have Alex Han and Kris Bowers. Some band and crew are being kept in hospitals overnight. I will be in touch very soon with more news. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers."

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According to the BBC, the accident took place near the town of Schattdorf in the central part of the country. The band was traveling from Monaco to the Dutch town of Hengelo, where they were due to perform on Monday.

The Associated Press reported than the bus overturned on a bend of the A2 highway and came to a rest on its side. Green noted that due to the remote nature of the accident scene, the injured were evacuated to hospitals by helicopter.

Miller--a two-time Grammy winner-- is a multi-instrumentalist most widely known for his electric bass skills. His studio and stage pedigree includes work with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, Jay-Z and Aretha Franklin. He has been touring in support of his August, 2012 release, "Renaissance."

 

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