Former NASCAR Cup Series driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer has been cleared by Lake Ozark, Mo. police after a fatal traffic accident, reports Brian Dulle of Fox4. A 47-year-old woman who was going to walk on a highway ramp was killed in a collision involving Bowyer on June 5, according to authorities.
On Sunday, June 5, just before 9 p.m., just after the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, there was a reported crash. On U.S. 54 near Osage Beach, Bowyer struck a woman walking on the ramp as he approached Missouri 242. She was identified as Mary Jane Simmons, 47, of Camdenton, Missouri.
When he realized what had happened, Bowyer slammed on the brakes, dialed 911, and pointed rescuers toward the injured party. According to the police, Bowyer displayed no signs of intoxication and drew a blood sample at the scene that tested at.000 blood alcohol concentration.
According to the police report, Simmons was under the influence of drugs, and methamphetamine crystals were discovered in her possession.
Last week, the Fox Sports broadcast of Sonoma was cut short by what the network referred to as a “personal problem.” Bowyer made a statement to Fox4 on the fatal road accident on Thursday night.
“Anyone who knows me well understands how much I value my close friends and family. Ms. Simmons’ family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers at this time “see the Clint Bowyer Racing statement. “My family and I are going through a challenging period right now; please respect our privacy while we work through this.”
Throughout his NASCAR Cup Series career, Bowyer won 10 races and finished second in the championship standings in 2012, his best finish. Two seasons in a row, he’s been Fox’s go-to expert on NASCAR coverage.