The cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! are recovering after a fatal car crash in Iowa on Monday due to severe weather.
According to Des Moines, Iowa local news station KCCI 8, one person was killed and five more were taken to the hospital in the accident involving up to 70 cars. In a statement posted on the show’s Instagram, representatives said the cast and crew are safe with only a few minor injuries.
“Given this unforeseen accident, and the fact that the safety and health of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance, tonight’s show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, has been canceled,” the statement said. “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.”
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! REGARDING TONIGHT’S SHOW IN AMES, IOWA: One of the tour buses transporting cast and crew of “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night” was involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather while en route to Ames, Iowa. All cast and crew members are fine, with some recovering from minor injuries. Given this unforeseen accident, and the fact that the safety and health of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance, tonight’s show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA has been cancelled. 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. Information regarding rescheduling and/or refunds will be available soon.
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Jordan Fisher, who is performing in the show, took to Twitter to share his thanks for those who reached out to see if he is OK.
Thanking God for the safety of our crew. Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes. https://t.co/CLCOD3R0rx
— Jordan Fisher (@Jordan_Fisher) February 5, 2018
A 21-year-old woman was killed in the tour bus accident. Josephina Mae Buffington died in the Ames, Iowa tragedy and four others were injured, according to a crash report by the Iowa State Patrol. The report notes that Buffington was not wearing a seatbelt.
The tour will continue with Tuesday’s show at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Ill.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
Feb. 7, 8:25 a.m. This story has been updated with the official announcement of the fatality.