Ezell, 42, originally from San Francisco, had moved to the island from Bangkok recently. Last year he started working as a DJ at the Diamond Beach Club at Surin Beach until a month ago.
Thalang police said the crash happened around 7am near Kokmoo curve in the Srisoonthorn area when Mr Ezell, on a motorbike, was in collision with a tour bus.
The bus driver, Isara Lalamkon, 47, told police that he was driving from Cherng Talay to pick up a group of Chinese tourists at Koh Siray. The bus and the motorbike, both travelling the same way, collided on a bend, Mr Isara said.
The bus driver was taken to Thalang police station for further questioning about the crash. Ezell’s body was taken to Thalang Hospital.
DJ Kensho, aka Mat Vinyl, told The Phuket News that Ezell was highly respected in the industry, especially in Bangkok.