Dallas Cowboys staffers traveling to a fan event in Las Vegas on Sunday were involved in a horrific crash when their bus collided with a van on U.S. 93 in Arizona.
Shortly before 2 p.m., Mickey Spagnola, a columnist for the Cowboys' website, tweeted they were about 80 miles away from Vegas. The bus was not carrying any players or cheerleaders, but two of the passengers were the team mascot and team videographer. The staffers were set to arrive in Vegas for the event at 3 p.m. But they never made it there.
Some time after Spagnola posted his tweet, the bus collided with a van 30 miles north of the city of Kingman. The Arizona Department of Public Saftey reported that the Dodge van was driving south on the highway while the bus was traveling north. The crash occurred when the van turned left across traffic and ended up colliding with the bus.
Both of the vehicles went off the road, and according to authorities, all four of the van's passangers were killed. Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple stated in an email to the Associated Press that none of the bus passengers were seriously injured in the crash.
Fans were already waiting at the event in Vegas when the President of the local fan club told them about the accident. Following the event, the Cowboys staffers were supposed to head to Oxnard, California for the team training camp.
The Vegas event was canceled as a result of the accident, which shut down an entire lane of U.S. 93, the main route between Vegas and Phoenix.
As of press time, the Cowboys have not addressed the crash on social media or the team website.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed in the crash.
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