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Brandy Tells Witness Fatal Crash Was Her Fault

1/24/2007 1:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE:

EXCLUSIVE -- BRANDY ADMITTED FAULT AT SCENE
Brandy In an exclusive conversation with the man driving directly behind Brandy at the time of her fateful crash, TMZ has learned that the singer repeatedly blamed herself at the scene of the accident.

"She got upset, talking about how it was all her fault ... she didn't stop, kept saying how she hit the lady," says the witness.

He added, "Brandy walked in front of traffic, crossing the lanes of speeding cars, then she did it again. People were honking at her to get out of the road. She was obviously disoriented and highly upset."

The witness also claims he tried to calm the hysterical singer, and even dished out some legal advice, saying he advised her to stop admitting guilt. He also consoled her by repeatedly saying "It was an accident."

The witness also claims he went over to check on the woman in the Toyota, but couldn't find a pulse.

TMZ has learned R&B sensation Brandy was involved in a fatal accident last month, and it appears to be her fault.

It happened at 10:30 AM on December 30, 2006 on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Brandy was driving her 2007 Land Rover at 65 mph and did not notice that cars in front of her had slowed considerably. We're told Brandy's vehicle struck a 2005 Toyota. The Toyota then hit a 1989 Toyota. The 2005 Toyota then slid sideways and hit the center divider. As the 2005 Toyota came to a halt, it was struck by a 1988 Acura.

In a statement to TMZ from Brandy's publicist, Courtney Barnes, the singer confirmed her involement in a fatal crash: Brandy was involved in a car accident December 30, 2006 in Los Angeles where there was a fatality. She wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased. Brandy asks that you respect the privacy of everyone involved at this time.

We're told the driver of the 2005 Toyota, Awatef Aboudihaj, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition and she died the next day. Aboudihaj, a 38-year-old married mother of one, was a Los Angeles resident.

Brandy was not injured. The driver of the Acura suffered moderate injuries.

Brandy was not arrested and there is no evidence drugs or alcohol were involved.

Celeb Car Crashes: Click to launch photosPolice are doing a mechanical investigation of the cars involved in the accident to determine if there was a malfunction.

Brandy's "Moesha" co-star, Lamont Bentley, was killed in January, 2005 when his car plunged off the same freeway. Another "Moesha" co-star, Merlin Santana, was killed by a gunshot wound while sitting in the passenger seat of a car in 2002.

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31.

nuggyt    

She sho is ugly!!!!!

2792 days ago
32.

coco puff    

The sister did nothing wrong. She was going the speed limit and not f***ed up. Unlike these white, cracker losers like Paris and Nicole. You go Brandy, you're my girl.

2792 days ago
33.

Dottie    

This is a tragedy for all involved. Brandy will have to live with this forever as well as the victim's family.

2792 days ago
34.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

I thought you was talking about paris,and drug and booze was involved,my bad

2792 days ago
35.

Bebe    

Blow it out your ass Farrah! She killed someone so therefore she deserves what she gets! People like you are the reason why there are so many racists.....uneducated fool! What's so stupid is you can sit there and call a white girl a cracker but if I were to break out the "N" word you would flip. Why don't I say that??? Because I have class unlike you.

2792 days ago
36.

randombitch    

She is gonna get sued ilke a motherf'er.

2792 days ago
37.

Kevin    

Open up your checkbook Brandy.

2792 days ago
38.

Erica    

anytime you rear-end someone, the majority of liability is with you! It was Brandy's responsibility to be aware of the traffic ahead therefore she is negligent.

2792 days ago
39.

Jamilla    

FARRAH, GO GET EDUCATED.....i GUESS U ARE THE BEST DRIVER IN THE WORLD ..BYATCH....ANYWAYS...i TEND TO NOT BELEIVE THIS STORY AS WHY WE HAVE NOT HEARD ABOUT IT UNTIL NOW, THAT IS STARNGE...BUT BRANDY AM SURE IT IS NOT UR FAULT......IT WAS JUST SIMPLE MISTAKE.....

2792 days ago
40.

coco puff    

HA! HA! I caught you #5, you closet racist. You put my name as your comment. You 're some dumb-ass RACIST!!!! I knew I wouldn't have to wait long to catch you racist crackers!!!

2792 days ago
41.

amy    

That is one f***ed up story!!

2792 days ago
42.

Sally    

It was a tragic accident, and everyone involved is going to deal with it, in their own way. Let the black/white B.S. go!!! This has nothing to do with being white or black. Too many of you are just ignorant.

2792 days ago
43.

Melonie    

Alot of people should get driving lessons before they drive those bug hulking SUVs. I witnessed an accident caused by a soccer mom in an Expedition recently and she was at fault because she didn't know how to drive it.

2792 days ago
44.

spam    

You blacks are retarded. Not her fault? Tell that to the family of the dead person. She needs to pay attention to road instead of bobbing her head up and down to Akon.

2792 days ago
45.

steph    

ok to #1 or "farrah"...a little racist are we?
seriously enough with the damn race card...well if u really wanna go there...its ok for you to say "white, cracker losers" but what if i referred to brandy as a black loser or a "nigger" yeah then it wouldnt be ok would it? what you just said is racist and THIS is why i feel there is such a double standard....anyways moving on to the point of the story...were you in the car with her? how do you it wasnt her fault? just because she wasnt "f***ed up"? it sounds like to me she wasnt paying attention or following to close and she hit someone from behind...therefore she is
at fault....sounds like you need to go eduacte yourself some more...

2792 days ago
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