8 Stars Who've Been in Car Crashes That Killed Someone

Some were charged, some weren't
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2016 3:49 PM CDT
8 Stars Who've Been in Car Crashes That Killed Someone
Rebecca Gayheart Dane attends the 13th Annual Inspiration Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, May 20, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Ranker lists 28 celebrities who've been in bad car crashes—and in eight of those cases, someone other than the star was killed:

  1. Caitlyn Jenner: Jenner, who was Bruce Jenner at the time, was involved in a California crash in which another driver died. Jenner wasn't charged with any crime, but the victim's family is suing her.
  2. Rebecca Gayheart: The actress hit a 3rd-grade boy in 2001; some witnesses say she was speeding at the time. The boy died of his injuries.
  3. Matthew Broderick: The actor was driving in rainy Ireland in 1987 when he got into a car accident that killed two people; there's speculation that he was driving on the wrong side of the road, out of American habit.

  1. Brandy Norwood: The singer and actress didn't slow down as traffic built up in California in 2006, and rear-ended another woman's car. That car was then hit by others, and the woman died. Her death was ruled accidental.
  2. Keith Moon: The Who drummer pleaded guilty to drunk driving after his driver and bodyguard got caught under Moon's vehicle and was dragged down the road and killed in 1970.
  3. Vince Neil: The Motley Crue frontman was drunk and lost control of his vehicle in San Francisco in 1984, crashing and killing his passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas Dingley.
  4. Luther Vandross: The singer lost control of his car and swerved into oncoming traffic in 1986. Several people were hurt, and Vandross' passenger died.
  5. Lane Garrison: The Prison Break star went to prison after drinking and driving and getting in an accident that hurt several teenagers and killed one.
Click for the complete list, which includes some celebrities who were severely injured. (Read more Caitlyn Jenner stories.)

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