Two Dead in Head-on Collision Involving LA-based Band ‘The Ghost Inside’

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The crash site is pictured in a photo posted on a GoFundMe page for the band.

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Two people were killed and 10 others injured when a tour bus carrying the Los Angeles-based band “The Ghost Inside” collided head on with a big rig near El Paso, Texas.

The hardcore punk metal band was heading to Arizona on Thursday morning after a show in Lubbock, Texas, when the collision occurred, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A photo provided by his family shows Greg Hoke, his wife Nikki and children Everette and Hollace.
A photo provided by his family shows Greg Hoke, his wife Nikki and children Everette and Hollace.

Gregory Hoke, 31, was driving the bus on Highway 180 when it slammed head-on into a semi truck, killing both drivers, according to a spokesman for the band.

All 10 passengers on the bus were hospitalized, five of them in critical condition, Trooper Moises Vasquez told El Paso television station KTSM at the scene.

The driver of the truck and the bus were killed, KTSM reported.

The band has canceled the rest of their tour, including a date at the Roxy in West Hollywood scheduled for Sunday.

GoFundMe accounts have been set up to raise money for Hoke’s family and the members of the Ghost Inside band and crew who were injured in the crash.

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