‘America’s Morning Show’ Hosts Feel ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Car Crash
The hosts of America's Morning Show are feeling grateful after surviving a horrific car accident on Monday (Feb. 27).
Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks were traveling with AMS producer Glen Johnson from affiliate station WKOR-FM in Columbus, Miss., to New Orleans, where they were scheduled to serve as Grand Marshalls in a Mardi Gras parade on Tuesday (Feb. 28). Their car struck a puddle during a torrential rainstorm and hydroplaned, rolling over twice and ending up in a ditch.
All four were all hospitalized in Hattiesburg, Miss., but as of Tuesday morning, all had been released with the exception of Wicks, who was held for additional observation.
Ford turned to Instagram to share a shocking photo of the devastated car they were driving in, whose roof is entirely caved in.
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"We are all genuinely feeling lucky to be alive today," she writes. "Thanks for your sweet prayers, messages and texts. They mean more than you could ever know."
In addition to his hosting duties on the syndicated radio show, Wicks is a well-known country singer who reached No. 5 on Billboard's U.S. Country chart with his debut single, “Stealing Cinderella,” in 2007, and has gone on to score other hits including “All I Ever Wanted” and “Man of the House.”
Wicks competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2009, during which time he engaged in a high-profile romance with his partner, Julianne Hough.
There have been no updates on Wicks' condition, but in a Facebook post Tuesday, NASH FM wrote, "They’re sore for the ordeal, but by all reports so far, they are fortunately going to be OK ... Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers, and we’ll update you with any developments."
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