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Tejano Star Emilio Navaira Critical After Crash

3/23/2008 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Grammy-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira was critically injured after his band's bus crashed in Houston.

Navaira and his band Rio had performed at a Houston nightclub on Saturday night. Cops say around 5:00 AM Sunday the band's bus slammed into traffic barrels on Interstate 610 northbound in Bellaire, a posh area west of downtown Houston.

Navaira is currently in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital. His brother Raul was also injured in the wreck, along with several other members of the band.

The 45-year-old Navaira and Rio have released more than a dozen albums. "Acuerdate" won the 2003 Grammy for best Tejano album.

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*****Guy******    

First!

2373 days ago
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me again    

Shooooooooooot it!!!

2373 days ago
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powerhouse    

Yikes! I have no clue who he is, but I wish him and everyone involved well.

2373 days ago
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Kelli    

Sue em, and get well.

2373 days ago
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Missy    

Who????????

2373 days ago
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elle    

He is a famous tejano star, really popular in south texas. god speed

2373 days ago
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just wondering    

..that sure is some sad news!!!...never heard of him before, but I googled...I sure hope all injured will pull thru!!!

2373 days ago
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mr.money    

sounds like he need a new bus driver , i would have done it for 100thousand a year .

2373 days ago
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mr.money    

i doubt he will get well to much blood on his brain it he does live he wont ever speak again muchless sing.

2373 days ago
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renee    

A great singer. An amazing, effortless voice. It would be a huge loss to the tejano industry. Keep him and the others involved in the accident in your prayers.

2373 days ago
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800 pound gorilla fart    

His music is very upbeat and dancable . We know him from The spanish Network that We just don't watch for just the barely clothed pretties but also enjoy the wonderful music and fine dancing spanish TV has to offer .
We wish you well and you are in our thoughts and prayers .

2373 days ago
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Amy    

Tejano is not music. It's just an annoying noise.

2373 days ago
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Thomas    

IF YOU AINT HISPANIC, MOST OF YOU DONT KNOW WHO HE REALLY IS............

2373 days ago
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Alexa    

So sad. Hope he'll be OK.

2373 days ago
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yda    

How very sad, I hope that he, his brother, and the rest of the family god speed. He's a great artist.

2373 days ago
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