Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch, WWE Hall of Famer from NJ, sentenced to over 17 years for fatal crash
WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch was sentenced to over 17 years in prison for a deadly car crash last year.
Sytch, who is from Matawan, caused a three-car wreck on March 25, 2022 that killed a 75-year-old man in Florida, according to police.
Sytch was driving at a high speed on North Yonge Street in Ormond Beach when she crashed into the rear end of Julian LaFrancis Lasseter's vehicle, which was stopped at a red traffic light, according to authorities. This caused Lasseter's vehicle to hit the vehicle in front of him.
Authorities say Sytch had an open bottle of vodka in her car, cannabis in her system and a blood alcohol level that was more than four times the legal limit during the crash.
The driver and passengers from the third car involved had minor injuries, authorities say.
Sytch had faced more than 25 years in prison during her sentencing hearing on Monday. During the hearing, Sytch said she felt remorse and regret "deep in my soul" for killing Lasseter of Daytona Beach. She was also sentenced to eight years of probation.
The former wrestler had been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania, where her driver's license was suspended. The state attorney called her “death on wheels.”
“The defendant’s history of drinking and driving is horrendous,” State Attorney R.J. Larizza said about Sytch. “It was only a matter of time before her drunk driving killed an innocent and unsuspecting individual.”
Sytch first signed a contract with the WWE in 1995. She also managed other WWE personalities and did broadcasting.
Associated Press wires contributed to this report.