WWE Hall of Famer Tamara Lynn Sytch, known by her ring name “Sunny,” has once again found herself amid a controversy. She was reportedly involved in a fatal three-car crash on U.S. 1 on Friday, March 25, and Ormond Beach Police stated that the ongoing investigation may result in criminal charges.
Sunny involved in a fatal car crash
The former WWE star had failed to stop the car around 8:28 p.m. while driving southbound on U.S. 1 just north of Granada Boulevard and crashed into a stopped vehicle. which then crashed into the vehicle in front of it. The driver of the vehicle hit by Sytch, identified as Julian Lafrancis Lasseter of Daytona Beach Shores, was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Sytch, 49, was also transported to Halifax Health for treatment, but was later released. A search warrant was approved and executed to obtain a blood sample, which police are using to investigate if Sytch was impaired at the time of the crash. Toxicology results are pending.
Our hearts go out to the Lasseter family that lost their loved one in such a tragic event,” Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey said. “Our goal at the Ormond Beach Police Department is to keep city roadways safe, so if you see a vehicle operating in a manner that leads you to believe the driver may be impaired, please don’t hesitate to call 911. You may just save someone’s life.”
The driver and passengers in the third vehicle have also suffered injuries, but were not transported to the hospital, police report. OBPD states it has requested an expedited timeframe on the processing of Sytch’s samples. The results will be made available once the department receives them. We will keep you updated on the situation when more details are revealed.