Festival fan killed by Skaggs bus

The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville has the story this morning of an unfortunate accident involving Ricky Skaggs’ tour bus which occurred on Friday evening. A young man apparently wandered onto I-24 after leaving the Bonnaroo music festival site near Manchester, TN, and was struck by the bus, heading back to Nashville after a performance at the festival by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.

Tennessee Highway Patrol have initially listed the event as an unavoidable accident, and do not consider the bus driver to be at fault. The victim had not been identified when the Tennessean story was released.

Nashville’s Channel 4 News also has a story on their web site.

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