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‘Dancing with the Stars’ tour bus involved in deadly pileup in Iowa

Cast and crew members on a “Dancing With the Stars Live!” tour bus suffered minor injuries after being involved in a deadly pile-up on Monday.

(ABC)

A tour bus with the cast and crew of “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” was caught up in a deadly pileup on Iowa’s Interstate 80 during a snowstorm on Monday — leaving some to board the bus with minor injuries.

The show announced on Instagram that the tour bus had been involved in the pileup.

MAJOR UPDATE OF THE DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! With RESPECT to TONIGHT’S SHOW IN AMES, IOWA: One of the tour buses to transport the cast and crew of “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light in The Night” was involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather on the way to Ames, Iowa. All cast and crew members are fine, with a number of recover from small injuries. Given this unforeseen coincidence, and the fact that the safety and health of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance, tonight’s show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA has been cancelled. To everyone who is involved in the accident, the entire cast sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery, and their deepest apologies to all the fans who have been waiting to see the show tonight. Information with regard to the rescheduling and/or refunds will be available soon.

A post shared by Dancing with the Stars: LIVE! (@dwtslivetour) on Feb 5, 2018 at 2:59pm PST

“One of the buses transporting cast and crew of ‘Dancing With the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night’ was involved in a multi-car accident this afternoon due to bad weather on the way to Ames, Iowa. All cast and crew members are very good with some repair of minor injuries,” the post read.

Monday night show in Ames was eventually cancelled due to the “unforeseen accident.” It is unclear when the show is rescheduled. The tour is scheduled to stop in Rockford, Illinois, on Tuesday, and Fort Wayne, Ind., on Wednesday, according to the tour website.

Southbound Interstate 35 is now blocked between Exit 113: 13th Street and Exit 111: US 30 (Ames). The road is blocked by numerous crashes. Check https://t.co/CPBR3EshtU for updates/ pic.twitter.com/2SWieqRVFB

— Iowa DOT (@iowadot) on 5 February 2018

MASSIVE, FATAL I-44 PILE-UP IN MISSOURI IN A STUNNING DRONE FOOTAGE

The post continues, “For anyone who is involved in the accident, the entire cast sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery, and their deepest apologies to all the fans who have been waiting to see the show tonight.”

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Drone footage reveals the extent of Missouri highway pileup

Stars and dancers, including Jordan Fisher, who won the Mirrorball Trophy at the end of the show of the 25th season, Frankie Muniz, Sharna Burgess, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson and Alan the Bottles currently on the tour.

Fisher tweeted on Monday evening: “thank God for the safety of our crew. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes.”

Thank God for the safety of our crew. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes. https://t.co/CLCOD3R0rx

— Jordan Fisher (@Jordan_Fisher) 5 February 2018

Just before the crash, Muniz also tweeted about the drive by the “crazy blizzard.”

“Driving in the bus on the way to the show tonight in Ames, Iowa, looks out the window at the snow-covered ground in this crazy blizzard listen to unreleased songs from a band I was in 8 years ago…” Muniz said.

Riding in the bus on the way to the show tonight in Ames, Iowa, looks out the window at the snow-covered ground in this crazy blizzard listen to unreleased songs from a band I was in 8 years ago…

— Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) on 5 February 2018

The bus crashed while driving on Interstate 80, KCCI reported. At least seven people died and 185 collisions on Iowa roads Monday were reported through the dangerous snowy conditions, depending on the state of the police.

About 70 cars involved in massive crash on I 35 near Ames. A person dead, possibly five seriously injured. Story county sheriffs department says that it was the worst crash they have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/VPITfUNOpk

— Todd Magel (@ToddMagelKCCI) 5 February 2018

On Sunday in Missouri, a bad snowstorm caused more than 100 accidents on the I-44 that left the woman dead and 11 other people injured.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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