Inner Circle tour bus crashed on I-10; no major injuries

Inner Circle tour bus crashed on I-10; no major injuries
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POSTED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:16pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 6:49pm

A tour bus crashed on I-10 near Highland Road this afternoon and damaged two other vehicles.

“The bus went into the median, struck the cable barrier and some of the debris from the crash struck two other vehicles,” Trooper Jared Sandifer, Louisiana State Police, said. "The cable barrier prevented the bus from crossing the median into oncoming traffic. There were no major injuries.”

The incident happened near the Highland exit at roughly 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

The bus is owned by the music group Inner Circle, an established reggae band currently running its summer tour. They are best known for the song "Bad Boys."

“This Jamaican-bred, Grammy winning quintet is one of the world’s most respected reggae groups with a long string of successes stretching back to the mid-70’s,” stated the band’s bio.

According to the band’s tour schedule, the next performance is in Ojai, California on Thursday, June 6. Officials have confirmed that the band was on the bus at the time of the crash.

Officials say a blown tire is what caused the crash. No citations were issued.

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