Skip to main content

Blues Traveler band members injured when tour bus crashes in Minnesota

Frontman John Popper was transported to Winona Health for care.

En route to Rochester for a performance Friday night, the tour bus carrying the Blues Traveler band was involved in a crash. 

Blues Traveler frontman John Popper suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Winona Health for care. But the band still plans to take the stage Friday night at Mayo Civic Center Park. 

"This morning our tour bus went off the road and crossed the median. Thankfully we are all safe and have only sustained minor injuries," a message on the Blues Traveler Facebook page says. "Our sincere gratitude to the Winona MN, Police Department and Rescue Crew for their help getting us safely off the highway and out of oncoming traffic." 

According to a crash report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the tour bus was traveling westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control and bus went into the center median ditch. 

There were 11 people on the bus, three of whom were injured, including Popper. The others are identified as 51-year-old David Derrick and 39-year-old Mateo Rodriguez, both of whom were taken to Winona Health with minor injuries. 

The crash happened near mile post 253 in Wilson Township at about 6:24 a.m.

Next Up

ambulance

1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Image (1)

School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 10.21.38 PM

Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

J. Gordon

K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 5.20.08 PM

Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student

The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.

court room

Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others

The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.

Federal court house

Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation

The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.

image

Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.

SwearegeneMugDouglasCoJail

Minneapolis murder suspect arrested in Wisconsin

The man has been wanted by police since the shooting happened in April.

Related

school-bus-2645085_1280

Girl walking her bike hit by school bus in Rochester

The girl was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

ambulance

1 dead, 1 critically injured after rear-end crash in Rochester

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday.

Off with their heads

Minneapolis band involved in van dragging incident in Vancouver

The incident left a 24-year-old woman with life-altering injuries.

Freezing rain, snow in the forecast for parts of southern MN

Southeastern Minnesota appears to have the best chance for accumulating snow.

1 dead after semi goes over bridge wall, crashing into creek

It happened south of Winona early Monday morning.