Toby Keith’s Tour Bus Catches Fire, Shuts Down Indianapolis Freeway
A bus in Toby Keith's touring convoy caught fire on a highway near Indianapolis, Ind. in the early morning hours Monday (7/1). Keith was not on board the bus, and thankfully no injuries were reported.
The bus, one of three on the way from a Sunday night performance in Chicago, was delivering crew members to Nashville when the fire occurred on I-65 outside Indianapolis around 4:45 am. When firefighters arrived on the scene, fire was reportedly coming from the rear engine compartment of the bus. The back end of the bus was badly burned, as well as some equipment and personal items belonging to some tour crew.
Indystar.com reports that although the blaze only took around 20 minutes to put out, police closed I-65 southbound for a couple hours while emergency services worked to clean up debris on the scene. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire, which is estimated to have caused around $250,000 in damages.
Toby Keith's next show is the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, scheduled for this Saturday (7/6) in Norman, Oklahoma.