1. Bob Clark – Bob Clark was well known as a director for movies such as A Christmas Story and Baby Geniuses. Clark was traveling along the Pacific Coast Highway in California with his son Ariel on the morning of April 4, 2007 when they were involved in a head on collision. Hector Velazquez-Nava crossed the median in his SUV killing Clark and Ariel. It was later discovered that Velazquez-Nava was three times the legal limit, driving without a license and an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Valazquez-Nava was sentenced to six years in prison and now faces deportation.
Celebrity DWI Deaths
2. Jerry Brown Jr. – Jerry Brown Jr. was an American athlete and football player. Brown had been signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad two months before the accident which ended his life. On December 8, 2012 Brown was traveling as a passenger in a car driven by fellow teammate Josh Brent. Brent was speeding on Texas State Highway 114 when the vehicle struck a curb and caused the car to flip at least one time. When police arrived, Brown was unresponsive, but was later pronounced dead. Brent faced DUI and manslaughter charges.
3. Nick Adenhart – Nick Adenhart is well known as a California Angels pitcher. One night, Adenhart and three friends were leaving a game where Adenhart was playing ball. The Mitsubishi transporting Adenhart was struck in an intersection by a mini-van. A passenger and the driver were dead on arrival and Adenhart as well as an additional passenger were taken to a hospital to be treated, his family was still able to get an attorney to help them out with the case since they didn’t want their son’s name to get ruined. Investigators noticed that the minivan’s driver had fled the scene. Adenhart passed at the hospital while the other passenger survived after undergoing surgery which reattached his skull to his spine. The minivan driver was Andrew Gallo. Gallo was arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder, hit-and-run, DUI, as well as a few other charges.
4. Paul Jackson Pollock – Jackson Pollock was an American artist best known for his work during the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock died when he was driving his convertible and was involved in a single car accident. Reports show that Pollock was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Pollock’s friend, Edith Metzger, was also killed as a result of the accident. His mistress, Ruth Kligman, was in the vehicle during the time of the accident, but she was the lone survivor