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Cowboys Issue Statement Regarding Fatal Tour Bus Accident in Arizona

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued a statement on Monday regarding the tragic accident involving the Cowboys tour bus that collided with a van Sunday in Arizona, resulting in four deaths.

"An accident involving loss of life is tragic," *Jones said in a statement. "We as an organization are deeply saddened, and our thoughts, prayers and concerns at this time are with the family members and loved ones of all who were lost."*

The Arizona Department of Public Safety issued an official statement on Monday:

On July 24, 2016, at about 1:39 p.m. a Dodge van, with a driver and three passengers, was traveling southbound on State Route 93 near the intersection of Pierce Ferry Road, milepost 41. A motor coach was traveling northbound on State Route 93. The van turned left across the traffic lanes to access Pierce Ferry Road. The van and motor coach collided in the intersection causing both vehicles to run off the road. Three females and one male in the van died at the scene from their injuries. The occupants of the motor coach were uninjured in the collision.

The bus, which left Dallas on Thursday in part of a road-trip tour that stopped at various places with the final destination scheduled to be Oxnard, Calif. for training camp, had four Cowboys staffers on the bus, consisting of driver Emory Tyler, media personality Mickey Spagnola and TV & Video assistants Jacob Walraven and Foster Naylor.

Spagnola, Walraven and Naylor were transported by another bus to Oxnard, where they arrived on Monday. Tyler, who has been the Cowboys' primary driver for more than a decade, flew back to Dallas.

The Cowboys depart for training camp on Thursday and the official opening ceremonies occur Saturday in Oxnard.[embeddedad0]

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