Blackberry Smoke Bassist, Crew Rescue Three From Burning Car

Blackberry Smoke Bassist, Crew Rescue Three From Burning Car

Bassist Richard Turner of Blackberry Smoke, along with two members of the band’s crew, are true lifesavers, rescuing three passengers from a burning car near El Paso, Texas on April 19th.

Turner, lighting director Chris Hathaway and bus driver Harry Wing chose not to fly back home to Atlanta after a recent tour ended in California, opting instead to take the band’s tour bus to enjoy the scenery of the Southwest and Southeast. But while on I-10 near El Paso at around 2 a.m., they came upon an overturned Dodge Charger in flames. They were the first to arrive upon the scene, so they jumped out of the bus and, while Wing used a fire extinguisher, Turner and Hathaway pulled a man, woman and young child from the burning vehicle.

Turner told country music website TheBoot.com, “If Harry hadn’t stopped, those people would be dead.”

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