Clint Bowyer was working as a TV analyst for a recent NASCAR Cup Series race in Illinois. Everything was going according to plan. Tragedy struck as Bowyer was traveling back from the speedway.

According to TMZ Sports, the retired NASCAR star was driving a 2019 Nissan Rogue. A pedestrian was walking in the middle of the street. Sadly, he struck that pedestrian with his car, killing her.

Immediately after the collision, Clint Bowyer called 911. An ambulance arrived soon after, but emergency medical personnel were unable to revive the 47-year-old woman. She passed away at the scene. Bowyer released a brief statement on the matter on Thursday.

“Anyone that knows me, knows that family is everything to me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of [the woman]. This is a very difficult time for my family and I, please respect our privacy as we move forward.”

Police records show that Bowyer was not impaired at the time of the accident. They administered a breathalyzer on the scene. No alcohol was found to be in Clint’s system.

A substance appearing to be methamphetamine was found near the woman’s belongings. Residents of a nearby RV park where she was staying told authorities they believed she was under the influence. That poor decision may have cost her life.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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