13 Celebrities Who Have Killed People

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While it's not a regular occurrence, there have been a number of celebrities who have killed other people. Even the rich and famous aren't immune to being in fatal car crashes or committing cold-blooded murder. While some have been punished for taking a life, others have managed to get away.

Here are 13 celebrities who have accidentally or intentionally killed other people:

1. Matthew Broderick


In 1987, the actor known for his role in movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Election was vacationing with his girlfriend at the time, actress Jennifer Grey, in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, when he swerved into the wrong lane and hit another car. The head-on collision instantly killed the driver and passenger of the other car, and left Broderick with a collapsed lung, a concussion, broken leg and ribs. Grey suffered minor injuries. Since then, Broderick has claimed that he has no recollection of the accident. He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, which could've put him in jail for up to five years, but he was eventually convicted for careless driving and only had to pay a $175 fine.

2. Venus Williams


On June 9, 2017, tennis superstar Venus Williams was in a car crash in Palm Beach, Florida that left one man, Jerome Barson, dead. The victim's family, including his wife who was driving when the accident occured, filed a lawsuit against the athlete, but according to the investigation, which took surveillance videos into account, she did not violate the other car's right of way and no charges were laid against her.

"There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and -- yeah. I'm completely speechless," Williams said when questioned about the tragic incident.

3.Ted Kennedy


In 1969, the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy drove his car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick near Martha's Vineyard. The vehicle was completely submerged underwater, but Kennedy managed to swim to safety, leaving behind his passenger, Mary Jo Kopchne, to die. Kennedy fled the scene and did not report the incident to the police for nine hours. He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury and received a two-month suspended jail sentence. The Chappaquiddick incident was one of the biggest scandals at the time, and later inspired John Curran's film Chappaquiddick.

4. Laura Bush

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush was just a teenager when she drove through a stop sign in her hometown of Midland and hit another car. The accident claimed the life of the other driver, Bush's 17-year-old schoolmate and star athlete. No charges were ever laid following the tragedy.

5. Snoop Dogg

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The rapper was in his 20s when he and his bodyguard were charged with first-degree murder of a rival gang member. Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was acquitted after a court battle that lasted over two years.

6. Rebecca Gayheart-Dane


The Scream 2 actress was on her cell phone when she ran over a nine-year-old boy crossing the street. She pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and received a sentence of three years probation, one-year suspension of her license, 750 hours of community service, and a $2,800 fine.

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