Grammy Winner Emilio Critically Hurt in Houston Bus Wreck

By: Gretchen Fudge Email
By: Gretchen Fudge Email

Doctors in Houston says Grammy-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira may not survive a brain injury suffered when his tour bus hit traffic barrels.

The accident happened early Sunday in the Houston area. Doctors operated to remove a blood clot that was putting pressure on Navaira's brain.

The 45-year-old singer and six members of his band and entourage
were hurt in the accident. Doctors say Navaira was in a coma when he arrived at the hospital but the surgery went well. Navaira also had fractures to his back.

Officials say Navaira, who's from San Antonio, was driving the bus. He and his band, Rio, had performed at a Houston club and were returning to the San Antonio area.

His agent, Joe Casias, says questions about whether alcohol may have contributed to the wreck are being investigated by Bellaire police.

Navaira, who's been married twice, has five children ranging in age from 2 to 18.

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