Clint Bowyer, Former NASCAR Driver, Involved in Fatal Car Accident
Clint Bowyer, a Fox Sports analyst and former NASCAR Cup Series driver, was involved in a car accident in Missouri last week in which he struck and killed a woman who was walking on a highway, the authorities said.
Mr. Bowyer, 43, “immediately hit his brakes” and called 911 after striking the woman while driving on a divided U.S. highway in Lake Ozark, Mo., just before 9 p.m. on June 5, according to a police crash report.
The authorities said that the front of Mr. Bowyer’s car was badly damaged and that he showed “zero” signs of impairment after the accident. He provided a breath sample that showed he had a blood-alcohol concentration of .000 percent, the police report said.
Mr. Bowyer and Fox Sports did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The woman who was killed was identified as Mary Jane Simmons, 47, of Camdenton, Mo. The police report said she was struck by the front of the driver’s side of Mr. Bowyer’s car and then hit the car’s windshield. The impact catapulted her more than 260 feet, the report said.
Mr. Bowyer, of Mocksville, N.C., pointed the emergency medical workers who responded to his 911 call toward Ms. Simmons, the report said. The workers attempted to revive her, the authorities said, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ms. Simmons’s belongings were scattered across an exit ramp, and among them the police found a “crystalline substance” that was “believed to be methamphetamine,” according to the police report. Residents of an R.V. park where Ms. Simmons had been staying told investigators that they believed that Ms. Simmons “was under the influence of drugs,” the report said.
Mr. Bowyer was a NASCAR driver for 15 years. In addition to his 10 NASCAR Cup Series wins, he was the 2008 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, and he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck series three times. After his final season of competition, in 2020, Mr. Bowyer became a full-time analyst for Fox Sports coverage of the cup series.
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