Former NASCAR driver involved in fatal pedestrian accident

Kansas native and former NASCAR driver Clint Bower struck and killed a pedestrian along a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month. He was not injured, and was not believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.



June 17, 2022 - 3:20 PM

Clint Bowyer is interviewed during Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in 2018 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Photo by (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month, police said.

The crash occurred June 5 on an exit ramp off of U.S 54 near Osage Beach, according to a police crash report.

Bowyer, a native of Emporia, Kansas, stopped immediately after the collision and called 911, police said. The woman, 47-year-old Mary Jane Simmons, of Camdenton, died at the scene.

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