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Pickup hits bus carrying country singer's band

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - North Louisiana authorities say two Arkansas men died when the pickup truck they were in ran into a tour bus carrying members of country singer Trace Adkins' band. Cindy Chadwick of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said five band members suffered minor injuries in the Saturday accident.

Adkins wasn't on the bus. Chadwick said the pickup crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 71 and ran into the bus around 9:30 a.m. Killed were the pickup truck driver, 21-year-old Justin Maxey of Fouke, Arkansas, and the passenger, 36-year-old Jeffrey Ferguson Jr., of Texarkana, Arkansas.

 Adkins, scheduled to perform Saturday night in Bossier City, would go on with a "scaled down" acoustic set, his spokeswoman said. Adkins declined comment on the accident.

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