'Dancing With the Stars' Cast Members Emotionally React to Massive Tour Bus Crash

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The Dancing With the Stars family is grateful that none of the cast and crew of Dancing With the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night were seriously injured during a deadly multi-car accident on Monday afternoon in Iowa, involving one of the tour buses transporting members of the show.

A source tells ET that the tour bus slammed into another truck that was involved in the pile-up. 

“No one was injured, but it was pretty scary,” the source says. 

Another source exclusively tells ET that season 25 contestant Lindsay Arnold and her husband, Samuel Lightner Cusick, along with dancers Brandon Armstrong, Emma Slater and Sasha Farber were on the bus at the time of the crash. According to the source, the dancers did not suffer any major injuries aside from“cuts and bruises,” and they are all grateful to be OK after the “very scary” accident.

“It felt like a tumble dryer inside the bus at time of impact, but again, everyone is OK.," the source says.

The source adds that the dancers were caught completely off guard by the crash, as some were out of bed and others still in their bunks. The source notes that the group feels “very lucky” that things were not worse, and they were all very grateful to have each other on the bus to help recover.

“It's one day they will never forget," the source says.

Monday's scheduled show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, was canceled due to the crash. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 21-year-old Josephina Mae Buffington of Fairfax, Iowa, died in the crash, and four others were listed as injured. One vehicle failed to stop in time to avoid colliding with a car on the inside median shoulder, which then caused multiple other automobiles to collide with the original vehicles. Road and weather conditions were cited as a factor in the accident.

The tour is resuming on Tuesday at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. 

On Tuesday, DWTS cast members reacted to the deadly collision. Six-time champ Derek Hough Instagrammed a picture of him and his girlfriend, dancer Hayley Erbert.

"I’m so thankful my love is safe," he wrote. "To my DWTS family. I love you all and I am so glad you are all safe after such a terrible accident. Be strong, be safe and I will see you very soon."

Farber tweeted to reassure fans that he and Slater, who are engaged, are safe.

"Thank you so much for all the sweet messages @EmmaSlaterDance and myself are ok," he wrote.

"Last night our tour bus was involved in an accident, it was one day I will never forget," he later Instagrammed. "I’m so grateful and thankful that everyone on our bus including the bus driver is ok. Our prayers and thoughts to the family’s involved in this horrible accident."

Slater shared her own Instagram post about the accident, thanking their bus driver, Billy.

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We took this picture last night after being involved in the I-80 road accident in Iowa, on our ride out. Thinking of everyone who was involved. Just wanted to let people who were asking know that we are ok and are so grateful that non of us on the tour bus was hurt. Everyone was checked out and we’re back with our group. It’s difficult to feel overly positive when there are so many people less fortunate than us. My heart truly goes out to all who was involved and most definitely to all the service men and women who were on the scene almost immediately helping out everyone trapped in their vehicles. And lastly, thank you to our bus driver Billy who undoubtedly saved us yesterday. It’s definitely a day we won’t forget. @sashafarber1 @lindsarnold @samcusick @brandon_armstrong94

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Meanwhile, dancer Witney Carson -- who dropped out of the tour due to family health reasons --  tweeted, "So glad everyone on the @DWTSLiveTour is safe -- my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible accident 💔 love you guys."

Two-time champ Val Chmerkovskiy asked for prayers.

Season 25 contestants Victoria Arlen, David Ross and winner Jordan Fisher -- who our source says was not on the bus at the time of the accident -- also commented on the deadly crash.

For more on the accident, watch the video below:

-- Reporting by Angelique Jackson and Darla Murray

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