Tour bus for singer Gary Numan involved in fatal crash in downtown Cleveland, reports say

September 25, 2018

Tour bus for singer Gary Numan involved in fatal crash in downtown Cleveland, reports say

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A tour bus for singer Gary Numan struck and killed a man Monday in downtown Cleveland, prompting the cancellation of his concert at the nearby House of Blues, according to multiple reports.

A 91-year-old man died after being hit by a tour bus about 12:40 p.m. on Superior Avenue at East 9th Street, police said. The man’s name has not been released.

The company Coast to Coast Coach released a statement confirming they rented the bus to Numan’s tour, according to WKYC-Channel 3.

“We really regret the loss of life,” the company said in a statement released to WKYC-Channel 3. “We’ve notified our carrier, and they are investigating this incident. In our 34 years of business, this has never happened.”

An employee who answered the phone Monday evening at Coast to Coast Coach said he was unaware of the incident. Emails to other company employees were not immediately returned.

The House of Blues announced the cancellation of Numan’s scheduled show Monday night on its Twitter account but did not offer any other details.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s show with Gary Numan at House of Blues Cleveland has been cancelled.Refunds will be made available at the point of purchase.— House of Blues Cleveland (@HOBCleveland) September 24, 2018

The House of Blues did not respond to a request for additional comment Monday afternoon. Live Nation, the House of Blues’ parent company, declined to comment.

A spokesman for Numan also did not respond to a request for comment.

Numan began his career as the lead singer of the British new wave band Tubeway Army. He reached the peak of his popularity as a solo artist in the late 1970s and early 1980s with singles like “Cars.”

He’s released 18 studio albums and is currently touring the U.S., U.K. and Canada, according to his website.

The 2007 Prevost Le Mirage tour bus was turning onto Superior Avenue from East 9th Street when it hit the man, police said. The man was crossing Superior Avenue at a crosswalk.

The bus driver has not been arrested. He did not show any signs of impairment, police said.

Investigators will review video to determine whether any charges will be filed.

The bus has Montana license plates and is owned by Friedland Venture LLC of Missoula, Montana, police said.

Traffic was blocked after the crash in the right two lanes on East 9th Street southbound and on Superior Avenue westbound. The lanes were reopened when police cleared the scene about 2:45 p.m.

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