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Tragedy struck in South Carolina last night, as drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, were critically injured in a Learjet crash that took the lives of four others. From the LAT report:

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane headed for Van Nuys, Calif., went off a runway, through a fence and crashed on a nearby road, officials said.

South Carolina officials say four California residents died in the crash. The Lexington County coroner said today that pilot Sarah Lemmon of Anaheim Hills and co-pilot James Bland of Carlsbad died. Also killed were passengers Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles.

They were headed back to L.A. after performing at a free concert in Columbia. TMZ is reporting they saved their own lives by jumping out of the wreckage; both are expected to survive, but have sustained serious burns. This is really awful. Two weeks ago, we were standing a few feet away from them at the VMAs rehearsal and remarking upon what a surprisingly tight show they put on, backing a wide array of vocalists. Developing...