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UPDATE: Semi carrying equipment for Jason Aldean tour flips near Kamloops; Prince George concert rescheduled

October 06, 2015 - 10:39 AM

KAMLOOPS - A semi truck carrying equipment for country singer Jason Aldean and his band crashed early this morning on route to Prince George. 

RCMP say the truck went off the side of Highway 1 and hit a rock, which caused the truck to flip just before 1 a.m. today, Oct. 6. About 15 metres from the crash site are deep tire tracks in the loose dirt alongside the highway.

Aldean was in Kamloops last night as part of the Burn it Down tour and the truck, which contained music equipment, was headed to the next tour stop in Prince George.

The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The truck, from Minnesotta, is totalled with parts of the wheel base torn off of the vehicle. 

A security guard is currently on site and an insurance claims adjuster has already been on site. There are plans to remove the vehicle this afternoon.

RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

Aldean's Prince George show scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 7. 

A truck carrying equipment for Jason Aldean's Burn it Down tour flipped near Cherry Creek early this morning, Oct. 6, 2015.
A truck carrying equipment for Jason Aldean's Burn it Down tour flipped near Cherry Creek early this morning, Oct. 6, 2015.
Image Credit: Darleen Allen

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 11:39 a.m., Oct. 6, 2015, to include more information and photos of the crash.

— This story was updated at 3:35 p.m., Oct. 6, 2015, to include information on Aldean's show in Prince George.

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