More information has now come to light regarding The Ghost Inside‘s fatal bus crash yesterday morning near El Paso, Texas. Killed in the head-on collision along U.S. 62/180 were the driver of the band’s bus, Gregory Hoke, 31, and the driver of semi, Steven Cunningham, 64.
Meanwhile, The Ghost Inside vocalist Jonathan Vigil, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, and guitarist Zach Johnson are said to be in critical condition. Additionally, band bassist Jim Riley and touring guitarist Chris Davis were injured as well, though less seriously, and are in stable condition.
A report from KFOX14 addresses all of the bus occupants’ conditions as follows:
The Ghost Inside band members, Andrew Tkaczykt, 28, Jonathan Vigil and Zach Johnson, 28, received serious injuries and were transported to University Medical Center via helicopter. They are said to be in critical condition, officials said.
Nathan Wilden, 31, of Topeka,; Armando Cardona, 32, of Phoenix,; Charles Anthony Billings, 27, of Maryland,; Danny Lupio, 29, of Garden Grove, Calif.,; Timothy Irons, 27, of California,; Christopher Davis, 25, of Maryland,; and James Riley, 34, of Nevada, were traveling with the band. Their injuries are said to be serious, officials said.
Lupio and Billings are said to be in critical condition, while the other victims are in stable condition, officials said.
This is a terrible situation, and our thoughts are with The Ghost Inside, the two drivers, the band’s crew, and the families of all of those involved.