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WWE Hall of Famer involved in fatal accident at Ormond Beach

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A former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar is being investigated for his involvement in an Ormond Beach crash that left one person dead.

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Police were called to North Yonge Street, just north of State Highway 40, shortly before 8:30 p.m. on March 25 to reports of a crash involving three cars.

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Police say two of the cars involved in the crash were stopped at a red light when the third car, driven by Tamara Lynn Sytch, 49, failed to stop and slammed directly into the back of one of the cars stopped, forcing him into the other.

Sytch, who went by the ring name “Sunny” in WWE, was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the car she hit, identified as Julian Lasseter, 75, died in hospital.

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Four people in the third vehicle were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

According to an accident report, at least two witnesses reported seeing Syth’s car traveling at high speed before colliding with Lasseter’s car.

Police said their investigation into the accident could lead to criminal charges, pending the results of toxicology tests on Sytch’s blood.

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“Our hearts go out to the Lasseter family who lost a loved one in such a tragic event,” said Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to contact Ormond Beach Officer Rick Taylor at rick.taylor@ormondbeach.org.

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