Grammy winning singer songwriter Emilio Navaira was seriously injured after his bus crashed outside of Houston this morning.
Navaira and his band Rio had performed at a Houston nightclub on Saturday night. Cops say around 5:00 AM Sunday the band’s bus slammed into traffic barrels on Interstate 610 northbound in Bellaire, a posh area west of downtown Houston.
Navaira is currently in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital. His brother Raul was also injured in the wreck, along with several other members of the band.
“For some reason, the driver lost control and hit the barrels. We don’t know why yet,” said Bellaire police Sgt. Daniel Kerr. “He (the driver) was ejected through the front window.”
Kerr would not confirm later Sunday if Navaira was driving, but other officials at the scene said the Grammy-winning performer was behind the wheel at the time.