Clint Bowyer, a Fox Sports activities analyst and former NASCAR Cup Collection driver, was concerned in a automobile accident in Missouri final week by which he struck and killed a girl who was strolling on a freeway, the authorities mentioned.
Mr. Bowyer, 43, “instantly hit his brakes” and referred to as 911 after placing the lady whereas driving on a divided US freeway in Lake Ozark, Mo., simply earlier than 9 pm on June 5, in line with a police crash report.
The authorities mentioned that the entrance of Mr Bowyer’s automobile was badly broken and that he confirmed “zero” indicators of impairment after the accident. He offered a breath pattern that confirmed he had a blood-alcohol focus of .000 %, the police report mentioned.
Mr. Bowyer and Fox Sports activities didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
The girl who was killed was recognized as Mary Jane Simmons, 47, of Camdenton, Mo. The police report mentioned she was struck by the entrance of the motive force’s aspect of Mr. Bowyer’s automobile after which hit the automobile’s windshield. The influence catapulted her greater than 260 ft, the report mentioned.
Mr. Bowyer, of Mocksville, NC, identified the emergency medical employee who responded to his 911 name towards Ms. Simmons, the report mentioned. The employees tried to revive her, the authorities mentioned, however she was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Ms. Simmons’s belongings have been scattered throughout an exit ramp, and amongst them the police discovered a “crystalline substance” that was “believed to be methamphetamine,” in line with the police report. Residents of an RV park the place Ms. Simmons had been staying advised investigators that they believed that Ms. Simmons “was beneath the affect of medicine,” the report mentioned.
Mr Bowyer was a NASCAR driver for 15 years. Along with his 10 NASCAR Cup Collection wins, he was the 2008 NASCAR Xfinity Collection champion, and he received the NASCAR Tenting World Truck sequence 3 times. After his remaining season of competitors, in 2020, Mr. Bowyer grew to become a full-time analyst for Fox Sports activities protection of the cup sequence.