Clint Bowyer, Former NASCAR Driver, Involved In An Accident That Kills Woman

Clint Bowyer, Former NASCAR Driver, Involved In An Accident That Kills Woman

Clinton Edward Bowyer is a former professional stock car racing driver from the United States who now works as a sports commentator for Fox’s coverage of NASCAR.

From 2005 to 2020, he participated in the NASCAR Cup Series as a racer for Richard Childress Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, HScott Motorsports, and Stewart-Haas Racing. He drove for Richard Childress Racing for eight years and Michael Waltrip Racing for four. Driving for RCR, Bowyer won the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship.

Clint Bowyer, a former NASCAR racer and current FOX Sports analyst, was engaged in a car accident earlier this month that killed the life of a woman.

The accident happened just before 9 p.m. on June 5 in Miller County, Missouri, according to a crash report provided to PEOPLE by the Lake Ozark Police Department.

Clint Bowyer, Former NASCAR Driver, Involved In An Accident That Kills Woman

Bowyer was driving westbound on U.S. 54 near Missouri 242 when he collided with a woman on a ramp, according to the department.

Mary Jane Simmons, 47, of Camdenton, Mo., was the woman who was killed. According to the police report, she was struck by the front of Mr. Bowyer’s car, which then collided with the car’s windscreen. According to the report, the hit propelled her more than 260 feet.

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Mr. Bowyer, of Mocksville, N.C., pointed the emergency medical workers who responded to his 911 call toward Ms. Simmons, the report said. The workers attempted to revive her, the authorities said, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The front of Mr. Bowyer’s car was heavily damaged, according to investigators, and he showed “zero” indicators of impairment following the crash. According to the police report, he gave a breath sample that revealed a blood alcohol concentration of.000 percent. Bowyer’s spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE right away.

According to the report, after checking Simmons’ stuff, police discovered a “crystalline material” that they believe to be methamphetamine. Residents stated they believe Simmons was “under the influence of drugs” when a Miller County Sheriff came to the RV park where she lived.

In a statement to FOX affiliate WDAF, Bowyer talked about what happened.

Clint Bowyer, Former NASCAR Driver, Involved In An Accident That Kills Woman

“Anyone who knows me knows that my family is everything to me,” Bowyer told the news station through his organization, Clint Bowyer Racing. “Ms. Simmons’s family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.”

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“This is a very hard time for my family and me. Please give us space as we move on,” he said.

According to WDAF, the accident happened on the same day Bowyer was on a NASCAR Cup Series telecast with FOX Sports.

In a statement to PEOPLE, FOX Sports said, “We are very saddened by this news.” “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.

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