Music star Emilio Navaira crashes bus

Other News Materials 24 March 2008 03:04 (UTC +04:00)

Tejano music star Emilio Navaira was critically injured Sunday when the tour bus he was driving crashed in Texas, police said. ( UPI )

The collision occurred on the West 610 Loop in Bellaire shortly before 5 a.m., the Houston Chronicle reported. The Grammy Award-winning singer and six passengers were taken to area hospitals, the newspaper said. The extent of the passengers' injuries wasn't known.

Navaira and his group performed at a Houston nightclub Saturday night, the Chronicle said.

The San Antonio native known to his fans as Emilio won a 2003 Grammy for his album "Acuerdate." He has won numerous Tejano Music Awards.

Navaira reportedly had been arrested on a drunken driving charge in San Antonio in 2005 after his vehicle rolled over while making a turn.