Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch: WWE star, 49, arrested for killing 75-year-old man in horrific DUI car crash

Julian Lasseter, 75, was an entrepreneur and an accomplished public speaker who was known for his humorous and motivational speeches


                            Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch: WWE star, 49, arrested for killing 75-year-old man in horrific DUI car crash
Tammy Sunny Sytch was arrested and charged in connection to a fatal collision that killed another motorist (Photo by Volusia County Jail)

ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA: Tammy Sytch, 49, former WWE star, has been arrested and charged with causing a fatal car crash that killed another motorist, Julian Lasseter, 75, while she was three-and-a-half times over the legal blood-alcohol limit. "Sytch, 49, a New Jersey native with a history of legal problems, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash on March 25 in Ormond Beach, Florida, when her 2012 Mercedes struck the rear of a 2013 Kia Sorento that was stopped at a red light," said Ormond Beach Police.

Sytch and another motorist, Lasseter, were both taken to the hospital, where Lasseter died from his injuries that same day. She was arrested and hauled off to the Volusia County Jail, where she was booked on a number of charges including felony DUI manslaughter, the most serious of the offenses. She was also rung up on eight other charges.

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Police on May 6 revealed that Sytch's toxicology results determined her blood-alcohol level to be three and a half times the 0.08 legal limit for operating a motor vehicle. The wrestler's blood was found to contain 0.28 g/100mL. Florida police offered their heartfelt condolences to the sole victim of the fatal collision. Police in an updated statement on May 7 stated, "Our heartfelt thoughts remain with the Lasseter family as we proceed with this case. This is still a very active and ongoing investigation, and we will continue to pursue any evidence or leads."

Lasseter was a business owner, according to his obituary, and, at one point, an accomplished public speaker, giving humorous and motivational speeches, one of which was titled 'If You Ain't Laughin', You Ain't Livin'.' He was known for his generosity and enthusiasm for living life to the fullest, gave many people a 'leg up' and viewed helping people as his life's mission.

Who is Tammy Sunny Sytch?

Tamara Lynn Sytch, commonly known by her ring name Sunny, is an American former professional wrestling manager, valet, ring announcer, and adult entertainer. Sytch achieved great success as Sunny within the World Wrestling Federation during the 1990s and is considered the first WWF Diva. The former wrestler has been arrested at least 6 different times before this. In 2012, Sytch was arrested five times in a four-week span, for disorderly conduct, third-degree burglary, and three counts of violating a protective order. She was arrested a sixth time in January 2013, also for violating a protective order. Sytch served 114 days in a Connecticut jail and was released in May 2013.

A 2019 mugshot of Tamara Sytch taken in Carbon County, Pennsylvania (Carbon County Police)
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