A truck driver carrying staging for Carrie Underwood's Play On tour was killed in a fiery crash Saturday morning in Connecticut. According to TheDay.com, the truck plunged off I-95, tumbled down an embankment and burst into flames on the street below. The accident shut down the interstate for most of the day. One police officer said the driver most likely fell asleep because there didn't appear to be any skid marks on the highway.
During her Saturday night concert at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, Carrie dedicated her latest single, "Temporary Home," to the driver and his family and friends. According to the Norwich Bulletin newspaper, Carrie kept her composure during the song, but grew "shaky and tearful" towards the end as the crowd gave her a standing ovation.
Carrie's tour manager Geoff Donkin commented on the accident on behalf of Carrie and the Play On Tour's band and crew, saying, "The accident has brought much sadness to everyone on the road. We've lost one of us, and we are all truly thinking of his family. No one ever expects anything like this to happen on tour."
How she held it together so long is beyond me...sad. ~Vanessa