Former WWE Star Involved in a Deadly Car Crash in Volusia County
Authorities in Volusia County are currently awaiting the toxicology test results that could potentially bring criminal charges against a former WWE star that was allegedly under the influence when her vehicle crashed into a 75-year-old driver on U.S. Highway 1 last month.
According to recently released reports from the Ormond Beach Police Department, it was close to 8:30 p.m. on March 25, 2022, when 75-year-old Julian LaFrancis Lasseter was sitting in his stopped vehicle for a traffic light at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and West Granada Boulevard in Volusia County. While the Daytona Beach Shores resident waited for his turn to proceed through the intersection, 49-year-old Tamara Sytch approached the area from the southbound direction of U.S. Highway 1 and rear-ended Lasseter’s car. This initial accident caused Lasseter’s vehicle to then crash into the back of another vehicle directly in front of him.
Volusia County emergency response teams raced to the scene of the chain-reaction collision and immediately rushed 75-year-old Julian LaFrancis Lasseter to the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Sadly, he was unable to recover from his severe life-threatening injuries and he passed away shortly upon arrival. Four other individuals who were in the third vehicle sustained a variety of injuries, although no one required hospitalization.
Tamara Sytch, also known as “Sunny” in her previous career with the WWE was also taken to a local hospital for undisclosed injuries, and shortly after her release, the Ormond Beach Police Department obtained a warrant to test the blood of the former wrestling entertainer after officers noted that her behavior resembled that of someone who was “under the influence of medications/drugs/alcohol.” Depending on the outcome of the toxicology report, Sytch could face multiple criminal charges for her connection to the fatal auto accident.
“Our hearts go out to the Lasseter family (who) lost their loved one in such a tragic event,” said Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey in a press release.
This case is still under investigation.
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