6 Celebrities Involved In Fatal Car Accidents
Celebrities aren’t always the best drivers. Some have been in some pretty harmless car accidents while others have nearly killed themselves or, even worse, killed others. Fortunately for celebrities, they have some pretty skilled lawyers on their hands, which means that, unlike the average person, they can get out of pretty much anything. It isn’t exactly fair, but that’s what money gets you. We’ve seen some pretty bad car accidents this year, which got us thinking about the various celebrities who have been involved in fatal accidents. Some of these are from way back in the day while others are still pretty fresh.
6. Bruce Jenner
This past February, Bruce Jenner was involved in a massive car accident in Malibu. Several people were injured and there was one fatality. The accident reportedly started when a Prius suddenly stopped on the highway. A white Lexus wasn’t able to stop in time and hit the Prius and then Jenner’s SUV hit the Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic. A black Hummer then hit the Lexus, killing the 69-year-old woman inside. The woman was identified as Kim Howe, a neighbor of Jenner’s.
The former Olympic athlete issued a statement following the accident. “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible,” it read.
5. Lane Garrison
In 2007, Lane Garrison was charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving after the Land Rover SUV that he was driving hit a tree, killing one of the teenage passengers in the car. Those weren’t the only charges that he was facing. He was also charged with driving under the influence causing injury to multiple victims and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol level causing injury, as well as one misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor. According to police, at the time of the accident, the actor had cocaine in his system and more than twice the legal blood level.
The “Prison Break” actor pleaded guilty vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving and was sentenced to 40 months in jail. He was released from prison in April 2009 and then had four years of parole. As part of his sentence, he was also ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution to the victims and their families.