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'Dancing With The Stars' Tour Bus Involved In Fatal Accident

A tour bus transporting the cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night was reportedly involved in a multi-car accident on February 5, and it resulted in a number of injuries and a death.

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In a statement to Us Weekly, a spokesperson confirmed the news and explained that the crash, which occurred on Interstate 80, was caused by "bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa."

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Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Nathan Ludwig told local news outlet KCCI 8 that the crash, which involved around 70 vehicles, claimed the life of one person and left several others with injuries.

It's unclear which cast members were on the DWTS bus at the time of the crash, but the pros, troupe, and crew aboard the bus are "fine." However, a few of them are said to be recovering from minor injuries. Of course, the show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames was cancelled.

A statement sending well wishes to those hurt in the crash was later posted to the tour's Instagram page.

"To anyone involved in the accident, the entire cast sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery, and their deepest apologies to all of the fans who have been waiting to see the show tonight,"� read the caption. "Information regarding rescheduling and/or refunds will be available soon."�

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Season 25 winner, Jordan Fisher, took to Twitter following the news of the accident to express his gratitude for the safety of his colleagues.

"Thanking God for the safety of our crew,"� Fisher tweeted. "Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes."�

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A few hours before the crash, former contestant and actor Frankie Muniz took to Twitter to address the inclement weather. While it's unclear if he was on the bus that crashed, he did mention that he was on a bus making his way to Iowa.

"Riding in the bus on our way to the show tonight in Ames, Iowa, looking out the window at the snow covered ground in this crazy blizzard listening to unreleased songs of a band I was in 8 years ago..."�

Officials have confirmed that there have been 185 accidents on Iowa roads following the snowstorm on Monday. There have been seven fatalities, and multiple injuries ranging from minor to severe.

We wish everyone a speedy recovery.

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