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WWE Hall Of Famer Suspected Of Drunk Driving In Crash That Killed 75 Year Old

Ormond Beach, FL – Police suspect that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend Tammy Sytch was driving under the influence of alcohol when she caused a car crash that killed a 75-year-old man in March.

The wreck occurred at about 8:28 p.m. on March 25 on U.S. Highway 1 in Volusia County, according to TMZ.

Police said that Sytch – who wrestled her way into the WWE Hall of Fame as “Sunny” – was driving a 2012 Mercedes at a high rate of speed when she crashed into a 2013 Kia Sorrento that was stopped at a traffic light.

The crash caused the front of the Kia to smash into a 2011 GMC Yukon that was stopped in front of it at the light, TMZ reported.

Witnesses told police that Sytch had been “driving at a high rate of speed” before she slammed into the Kia.

The crash report said the septuagenarian driver of the Kia was transported to the hospital where he died of injuries he sustained in the wreck, TMZ reported.

The driver and passengers in the Yukon also complained of injuries to their neck, back, side, and head but they opted not to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

Police suspected that Sytch was under the influence of alcohol at the scene of the crash, TMZ reported.

Authorities performed a blood test on Sytch after the wreck and are waiting to receive the results.

A spokesman for the Ormond Beach Police Department said the agency was actively investigating the crash and that the toxicology results could lead to charges against the WWE legend, TMZ reported.

“OBPD has requested an expedited timeframe on the processing of these samples, and the results will be made available as soon as the department receives them,” the department’s spokesman said.

Sytch has been arrested for drunk driving on at least six occasions, TMZ reported.

The most recent DUI arrest was in New Jersey in 2019.

The WWE Hall of Famer skipped multiple court dates involving her DUIs and became a fugitive from justice, TMZ reported.

She was ultimately arrested in 2019 and spent eight months in a New Jersey jail.

Sytch was arrested again in New Jersey in January after she threatened to kill her partner with a pair of scissors, TMZ reported.

Police said Sytch raised a pair of scissors to her male partner during a domestic dispute and threatened to kill him.

Her partner wasn’t injured and police said they believed Sytch was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

Sytch was arrested five times in four weeks in 2012 on charges that included burglary and violating a protective order, TMZ reported.

The WWE legend, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, was a huge star in the late 1990s, the New York Post reported.

AOL named Sytch was named the most downloaded person on the internet in 1996.

In recent years, she has dabbled in porn, the New York Post reported.

Written by
Tom Gantert

Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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