Kenny Chesney’s Stage Techs Escape Injury in Tour Bus Accident

Two members of Kenny Chesney’s stage crew escaped injury Wednesday (Aug. 13) in a tour bus accident in Ridgeland, Miss., a community located 10 miles north of Jackson. Chesney was not aboard the bus, and the only other passenger — the driver — was not injured. Police said the bus belonged to Corona Extra, the beer company that sponsors Chesney’s current Poets & Pirates tour. The accident occurred on Interstate 55 around 7:30 a.m. when the bus collided with a car which crashed into a concrete barrier. The car’s driver was taken to a hospital in Jackson. Chesney had been in Jackson earlier this week to participate in the New Orleans Saints’ football training camp. The bus was traveling south on its way to Chesney’s Thursday night (Aug. 14) concert in New Orleans.