This tragic incident comes as the latest in a long line of legal issues for Sytch, going back as far as 2015 and 2016 and many of them involving "driving while intoxicated" as well. There are also the WWE veteran's more recent and even more alarming situations, including threatening an "intimate partner" of hers with a pair of scissors in January, and being formally arrested in Keansburg, New Jersey in February on a litany of driving-related offenses, including "operating under influence of liquor or drugs," "reckless driving" and "driving with a license/registration suspended or revoked."
Per TMZ, the accident in question occurred along U.S. Highway 1 in Volusia County, Florida on March 25 at 8:28 PM, ET, when Sytch, operating a 2012 Mercedes, failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into Lasseter's stopped 2013 Kia Sorrento, causing it to crash into the car in front of it, a 2011 GMC Yukon. All three vehicle operators were rushed to the nearby Halifax Health Medical Center, and while Sytch and the third driver were hospitalized with non-threatening injuries, Lasseter would be pronounced dead later in the night after suffering serious injuries of his own. Two witnesses at the scene reported that Sytch was "driving at a high rate of speed" when she bypassed the intersection.
The OBPD have obtained a sample of Sytch's blood via search warrant and are currently investigating whether she was impaired at the time of the incident. They have "requested an expedited timeframe on the processing of these samples" in the hopes of rectifying this tragedy as soon as possible. As of this writing, however, results are still pending.
It is truly sad to see how far 'Sunny' has fallen since her WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2011, especially in the last few months when her actions have spiraled from drunken driving to threatening another person to even potentially being the cause of one's demise. It's gotten to the point where one can't help but feel she would be better off locked away.
Mind you, it wouldn't be for her sake, for her to think about what she's done and learn from what she did, but simply for the sake of keeping others from being caught in and victimized by the downward spiral she has created for herself in the last few years.