Miley Cyrus Was Not Aboard Tour Bus That Overturned in Virginia

Updated: Nov. 20, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
One person was killed Friday (Nov. 20) when a bus traveling as part of Miley Cyrus’ concert tour overturned on Interstate 85 near Dinwiddie, Va., a community located 41 miles south of Richmond, Va. Cyrus, who was traveling separately from the caravan of buses, was not among the 10 people aboard when the accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Authorities said the bus driver, William G. Douglas, 53, of Austin, Texas, was killed. Another member of the entourage, Marty Zilio, 48, of Canada, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of a broken nose. Most of the passengers were believed to be sleeping when the bus overturned. They escaped the wreckage by crawling through the front windshield. In a statement posted on Cyrus’ Web site, she and her family said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill ’Uncle Bill’ Douglas. Members of our tour are like members of our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in the midst of this tragedy. He will truly be missed.” Cyrus appeared Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 18-19) at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y., and is scheduled to perform her next concert Sunday (Nov. 22) at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.