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Sleep Signals forced to pull out of tour following serious bus crash in Missouri

The crash happened early Wednesday in Missouri.

Members of the rock band Sleep Signals were involved in a serious crash in Missouri early Wednesday, forcing the Minneapolis-based group to pull out of upcoming tour dates.

The band initially posted the news on its Facebook page Thursday morning, offering few details other than to say they were involved in a "serious accident with our bus" and noting everyone survived. 

On Friday afternoon band members revealed a bit more, saying on Facebook that people on the bus suffered "some devastatingly extensive injuries." The bus itself and the band's gear was described as a complete loss.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol published an incident report that appears to match what was described by the band. It also includes a passenger Robert Cosgrove, matching the name of Sleep Signals' vocalist.

According to the report, a semi truck driver struck the rear of a vehicle being towed by a Ford Motorhome around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday on I-29 in Holt County. This caused the Motorhome — which had seven occupants, including Cosgrove — to overturn on its passenger side.

Photos of the scene shared by Sleep Signals show the extent of the damage:

Cosgrove and four other passengers (Wyatt Henderson, Grant Evans, Mike Kenway and Jeffrey Lucero) suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital via ambulance. The Motorhome's driver, Timothy Rasta, also had minor injuries, according to the patrol's report. 

The final occupant, Travis Wheeler, suffered "serious" injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Cosgrove and Rasta were the only two occupants wearing a safety device, the highway patrol said. The motorhome suffered "total" damage, the report added.

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The quintet opted to pull out of its remaining tour dates in support of a few other acts, including P.O.D. They were scheduled to play First Avenue on Aug. 22.

"It will be a very long road to recovery and we sincerely apologize to all of our fans, promoters, and everyone involved that we will not be able to continue the tour with P.O.D., From Ashes to New, and All Good Things," the band said.

A friend of the band set up a Go Fund Me, hoping to raise $25,000 to help with "extensive medical bills and major financial loss from missing the tour and from losing all of their gear/merch/personal belongings."

It had brought in about $4,000 as of Friday afternoon.

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