A Dallas Cowboys bus was involved in an accident that killed four people in another vehicle in northwest Arizona on Sunday, the team confirmed.
The four team employees on the bus suffered “bumps and bruises,” team spokesman Rich Dalrymple said. Four people in the other vehicle died, three females and one male, said Quentin Mehr, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
The crash occurred at about 1:39 p.m. on U.S. 93, about 28 miles north of Kingman, Ariz. The van was traveling south on U.S. 93, turned left across the traffic lanes to access another road and collided with the bus traveling north, according to an Arizona DPS news release issued Monday. Both vehicles ran off the road, the news release says.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued a statement Monday, calling it “tragic.”
“An accident involving loss of life is tragic,” Jones said. “We as an organization are deeply saddened, and our thoughts, prayers and concerns at this time are with the family members and loved ones of all who were lost.”
The bus was headed to Las Vegas for a meet-and-greet at GameWorks and then on to the Cowboys’ training camp headquarters in Oxnard, Calif.
The team staff members on board were Cowboys writer Mickey Spagnola, team mascot Rowdy (Foster Naylor), videographer Jacob Walraven and the bus driver, Emory Tyler. Spagnola has been documenting the annual bus tour on the Cowboys’ website.
The Arizona DPS had not released further details late Sunday.
Staff writer Rafael Sears contributed to this report.
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