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Ian Cooke uninjured in van wreck near Sterling, Colorado at the start of a short Midwest tour

Aside from some dents and scratches, Cooke's van is intact and expected to be drivable again this weekend.
Aside from some dents and scratches, Cooke's van is intact and expected to be drivable again this weekend.

During the tumble, a tire reportedly popped off the rim and the sliding door opened. "He said he was fully awake,"O'Dougherty reports, adding that Cooke "had not been drinking, and was not messing with his phone. Just listening to Christian radio."

Aside from some dents and scratches, O'Dougherty says the van is more or less intact, including the axle and undercarriage, though there is evidently some concern about the tires. "The tire is the main issue because debris got between the tire and rim," says O'Dougherty. "As it is now they warned of going at high speeds on the highway because of the tires popping off because of the debris."

The van is expected to be drivable again in time for a show this Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Cultiva Cafe, which will be followed by a string of dates in Des Moines, Chicago and Kansas City. Cooke will be back in Denver in time for his scheduled in-store appearance at Twist & Shout on December 2, in support of his forthcoming CD, Fortitude.



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