Gregg Allman band’s tour bus crashes, injuring three, but ‘everyone’s OK’

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman, shown at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio last year, was not aboard a tour bus that crashed Tuesday in West Virginia, injuring three production crew members.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Three members of the production crew for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Gregg Allman’s band were injured Tuesday after a tour bus went off the road in West Virginia and crashed.

Allman, 68, was not on the bus, a band spokesman told The Times on Wednesday.

Earl McCoy, Timothy Wright and Michael Gallun — who serve as Allman’s monitor engineer, production manager and audio technician — were treated and released at a local hospital following the crash in Jackson County, the spokesman said.

“Everyone’s OK,” he said.


CBS affiliate WOWK reported that the driver of the bus may have started choking while driving, causing him to veer off the road.

The band’s Wednesday night show in Charleston, W.Va., will go on as scheduled, a band spokesman told The Times.

The tour is scheduled to reach Los Angeles this fall, with an Oct. 6 stop at the Greek Theatre.

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