Joshua 'Bam Bam' Brown car crash leaves ‘Alaskan Bush People’ star in hospital, one woman dead
Joshua 'Bam Bam' Brown of the Discovery series 'Alaskan Bush People' was reportedly hospitalized after being injured in a tragic vehicle accident on Friday, May 20. The accident occurred in Washington state. The collision killed one lady, but Washington state police have established that the reality star was not at fault.
According to Washington state trooper Jeremy Weber, Joshua, 37, of the Discovery series 'Alaskan Bush People', suffered minor bruises in a fatal car accident on Friday, May 20. A 24-year-old lady was killed while riding in the passenger seat of a black Chevrolet Camaro. According to authorities, the TV personality was driving his GMC northbound on the SR 97 expressway when a Camaro moving southbound slammed head-on with the GMC. “Joshua was not at fault for the crash,” the officer informed The Sun. In an attempt to dodge the Camaro, Brown's vehicle fell into a ditch. The 37-year-old was taken to the hospital with minor injuries before being released after a brief stay. So far, Bam Bam Brown has stayed silent about the event.
Chevrolet Camaro driver Gabbriella Garcia Harrison "lost control and crossed the centerline into the opposite lane of traffic" in the other car, which had two occupants. Gabbriella was evacuated to Central Washington Hospital, and her single passenger unfortunately died. Her condition currently remains unknown. It's uncertain if drugs and alcohol played a part.
Joshua is the second-oldest of seven siblings on the popular Alaskan wilderness reality show. In 2017, he left the program to pursue romance. Bam Bam is currently engaged to Allison Kagan, who worked as a field producer for the Discovery Channel show for several seasons. Despite taking a break from the program, he returned to his family's Washington state ranch in 2019.
The Brown family was shocked when patriarch Billy Brown died at his home in February 2021. Billy had a seizure, according to his relatives. Bam Bam's brother Bear Brown, 34 disclosed the news in an Instagram post: “We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure. He was our best friend – a wonderful and loving dad, granddad and husband and he will be dearly missed. He lived his life on his terms, off the grid and off the land and taught us to live like that as well.”
In September, Joshua posted a selfie on Instagram with a gratitude message to his fans. The 34-year-old wrote: "When I was a kid, my Mom and Dad taught me that this world can be a dark place, and that it's our job to shine light wherever we can."
"They taught me that when it’s hard when you want to fall to the ground and cry when everything in you says give up, that is when you must keep going when you must have courage and faith."
He continued: "Da never cared about money or fame. What he did care about was family, faith, and freedom. Da once said that if our show made just one person smile, and brought light into just one persons’ life, even for just a moment, then it was worth all of it."
The TV star concluded: "To all the honorary members of The Wolf Pack, Thank you. Thank you for being a part of our family, and letting us be a part of yours. Thank you for your prayers, support, and the love you have all shown for my family. Never give up. Never surrender."