If you didn’t hear the terrible news yesterday, The Ghost Inside were involved in a fatal bus / semi-truck accident. This occurred on U.S. 62/180 near El Paso, Texas. Both drivers passed away as a result. Now, news is surfacing that three members are in critical condition.
The following details came from local news station KFOX14 in regards to this tragedy.
The driver of the tour bus, Gregory Hoke, 31, of Round Rock, Texas and the driver of the semi, Steven Cunningham, 64, of Las Cruces, were killed, officials said.
The Ghost Inside band members, Andrew Tkaczykt, 28, Jonathan Vigil and Zach Johnson, 28, received serious injuries and were transported to University Medical Center via helicopter. They are said to be in critical condition, officials said.
Nathan Wilden, 31, of Topeka,; Armando Cardona, 32, of Phoenix,; Charles Anthony Billings, 27, of Maryland,; Danny Lupio, 29, of Garden Grove, Calif.,; Timothy Irons, 27, of California,; Christopher Davis, 25, of Maryland,; and James Riley, 34, of Nevada, were traveling with the band. Their injuries are said to be serious, officials said.
Lupio and Billings are said to be in critical condition, while the other victims are in stable condition, officials said.
Authorities said the tour bus was traveling west and struck the semi for an unknown reason, which resulted in a head-on collision.
The band’s bass player James Riley also had some words to say in reaction to the news report given above.
“I’ve seen news reporting that some of the guys are in critical condition so I’d like to clarify a little bit. Tim and I were at the hospital last night and spoke extensively with each of the guys nurses. They are all in very stable condition and their families are arriving today to be with them. They still very much need your love and support.”
Once again, we wish all the best and a swift recovery to those involved. May both drivers rest in peace.