The bus drove off the road and off an 80-foot cliff before crashing into a riverbed, first responders told KSBY. The others suffered moderate injuries.
This story will be updated as information becomes available.
According to KSBY, CHP has ruled out drugs or alcohol as the cause of the crash and will be impounding the bus to see if there were any mechanical issues.
Shortly before midnight, the tour bus, a Prevost XL2, was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 just east of McMillan Canyon Road at about 50 to 60 miles per hour, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle drove off the roadway, according to the CHP. Two parties were ejected during this collision with one of those parties sustaining fatal injuries.
The CHP has thus far identified the five people injured in the crash as: Carl Hadin, Bradley Dratnol, Justin Lambert, Jed Downing and Richard Lazarus. The San Luis Obispo Fire Department said that Turner was the only fatality as a result of the crash while seven other people were injured.
This collision investigation is ongoing. He and his band were on separate buses and were not injured in the crash, according to Cal Fire.
Earlier that night, Turner and his crew were in Paso Robles, Calif. for a performance at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre.
The tour bus was headed to Washington State where Turner had his next scheduled performance at the Central Washington State Fair this upcoming Friday, Sept. 20.