List of celebrities who have killed people. Believe it or not, several famous people and celebrities have killed other people. Many celebrities were involved in tragic accidents that resulted in deaths, while others committed cold-blooded murder. Others were war heroes who served in the military and engaged in combat during wartime. Some celebs have served time in prison stemming from convictions, and others have gotten away with murder; sure, maybe they were wrongly accused, or maybe they just had great lawyers.
Several famous people were involved in deadly car accidents. Former first lady Laura Bush missed a stop sign and slammed her car into another vehicle, accidentally killing her friend who was driving the other car. She was in high school at the time of the accident. Other celebs who killed people in car accidents include Keith Moon, Ted Kennedy, Matthew Broderick, and Rebecca Gayheart.
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On Nov. 3, 2021, Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving 156 mph with a blood-alcohol content twice Nevada's legal limit, before his car slammed into the rear of another vehicle.
"The front of Ruggs’s Corvette collided with the rear of a Toyota Rav4. The Toyota became engulfed in flames, and a “deceased victim” was found inside the Toyota," said a police statement.
Las Vegas police say he will be charged with DUI resulting in death. According to Nevada law, DUI resulting in death is a Class B felony, with punishments including two to 20 years in prison.
Ruggs is due in court Nov. 10, 2021.
Tennis star Venus Williams got into a car accident in June 2017 which left one man dead. Williams was driving in Palm Beach Garden, FL, when she rushed into an intersection, despite not having the right of way. She was T-boned by the car.
The car's driver survived, but her husband - 78-year-old man - was sent to the ICU. He died two weeks later.
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Olympic champion and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a fatal car accident on the Malibu stretch of PCH in February 2015. According to eyewitnesses, Jenner's SUV rear-ended a white car and sent it careening into oncoming traffic. It was then struck by a Hummer. The driver of the white car was killed, and seven others sustained injuries. Jenner was not hurt in the wreck.
Police say that Jenner voluntarily submitted to have her blood drawn for a blood alcohol test and that she was not speeding at the time. After passing a field sobriety test, she initially claimed that she was being chased by the paparazzi, but police do not believe that to be true.
Jenner later released a statement saying, "My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. It is a devastating tragedy, and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible."
When Laura Bush was in high school, she neglected to stop at a stop sign when she was driving. She hit another car and killed its driver, Mike Douglas, who happened to be a close friend and classmate.