Miley Cyrus 'saddened' after her tour bus overturns, killing the driver

A tour bus for Miley Cyrus overturned in the U.S today, killing the driver.

Bill Douglas, 53, was driving one of four tour buses travelling to North Carolina on Friday when his bus overturned on a highway.

In a statement on her website, Cyrus wrote: 'We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill 'Uncle Bill' Douglas. Members of our tour are like members of our family.

Miley Cyrus tour bus

Crash: Miley Cyrus' tour bus overturned in central Virginia in the U.S. on Friday morning, killing one person

Miley Cyrus tour bus

The bus was righted after the accident. One other person was injured in the crash

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Miley Cyrus: The star was not on the bus at the time of the accident

'Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in the midst of this tragedy. He will truly be missed.'

The driver died at the scene, while 9 passengers managed to escape the wreckage through the front windshield.

The 16-year-old Hannah Montana star was not on board at the time, instead choosing a plane to go to Nashville to spend time with her family before the concert this Sunday

Virgina State Police's Sergeant Thomas Molnar said the bus overturned around 8:15 a.m. in central Virginia, around 40 miles outside Richmond.

There were nine other people on the bus, and one suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

A wrecker arrived on Friday to haul away the black-and-maroon luxury tour bus, which was on its side in a ditch off the highway where it had apparently skidded for several hundred feet.

Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, who also appears on the sitcom 'Hannah Montana'.

Miley Cyrus tour bus

The victim of the crash is thought to be the driver of the bus

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