Brandy Involved In December Auto Accident
January 25, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Actress and R&B singer BRANDY was involved last month in a fatal, four-car accident on a LOS ANGELES freeway that started when her SUV hit another car from behind, police said on WEDNESDAY. The 27-year-old star was not injured, but the driver of the car she rear-ended with her LAND ROVER in the DECEMBER 30 crash died, according to the CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. The victim was identified as AWATEF ABOUDIHAJ.
No charges or arrests have been made in connection with the accident, and no formal determination has been made as to what caused the crash, which was first reported by the celebrity news website TMZ.com. A statement issued by BRANDY's publicist said the singer "wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased" and asks the media to "respect the privacy of everyone involved at this time."
"We've impounded all four vehicles, and the outcome of the mechanical inspection is coming to us today or tomorrow," said a CHIP spokesperson. "Barring any mechanical difficulties on BRANDY's part, like a brake failure or a steering failure, then there's the very high probability that she is the party most at fault or the contributing party."