A “Dancing with the Stars” tour bus was involved in a massive crash involving dozens of cars on a snow-covered stretch of 1-35 near Ames, Iowa on Monday.
At least one person was killed and five others were sent to the hospital according to Iowa’s KCCI. DWTS crew and cast suffered only minor injuries, though tonight’s performance of “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night” in Ames was canceled.
“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,” ABC said in a statement provided to US Weekly. “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.”
Story County, Iowa Sheriff’s Department told KCCI that more than 70 cars were involved in the crash, which occurred following a severe snowstorm, and that the pile-up was exacerbated by cars entering the highway and colliding with existing accidents.
DWTS season 25 winner Jordan Fisher thanks fans for prayers and well wishes on Twitter.
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