From the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scott Smith said the driver of the 15-passenger van “apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side.”
Three of the van’s 12 occupants were ejected, Smith said.
He said there were three fatalities on the scene. Eight other people were taken to local hospitals, three in critical condition.
The van was traveling from a show last night in Spartansburg, South Carolina, about 175 miles away. They were on their way to play The Basement in Atlanta, GA tonight, which has now been cancelled. The tour, which began on Friday, was to have wrapped up tonight. The names of the deceased have not yet been released.