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Most Awkward Question Ever To Gayheart

12/12/2007 4:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Not a great idea to tell someone who caused a fatal accident to drive safely. Well maybe it is a good idea, but not if you're a photog trying to engage a celebrity.

So imagine the moment when a pap told Rebecca Gayheart yesterday to "drive safely." Remember, back in 2001, Gayheart was driving when she struck and killed a nine year old boy. She was prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter and pleaded no contest. She was placed on three years probation and settled a wrongful-death lawsuit out of court.

Watch the video and squirm.


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britstarr from mississippi    

so she paid for funeral expenses & his hospital bill big deal she should have paid alot more with jail time and a heavy fine along with community service at a morgue or E.R for 250 hrs and paid the family alot of money for her iggorance & irresponsibilty while driving and talking on a cell phone (they act like the world rotates around them & their cellphones !!

2481 days ago


As long as she didn't kill anybody like the last time she was out along time ago.

2507 days ago


too hott.

2507 days ago


Are you kidding?? Isn't she the same person that killed a pedestrian, or maybe a cyclist, in the road in LA about 10 years ago?

2507 days ago

Sick of It All    

Considering that she has already killed someone once with her car, she should be lucky she is actually even free to drive!!!!!!!

2507 days ago


#1 and #3 you are both correct.

2507 days ago


Christina, from my recollection she killed a kid. And to think she starred in that movie "The Christmas Blessing". The kid in that movie died and gave her one of his organs. That's seems shallow and unfair in a way to do a movie like that and take her seriously.

2507 days ago

Tara Tennent    

This chick is McScary!!! How on earth did she land McSteamy????

2507 days ago


Yes, #3 - in 2001 she took a corner too fast, struck and killed a 9-year-old boy. She plead no-contest to vehicular manslaughter paid a fine and served 750 hours of community service in addition to the undisclosed amount she paid the child's family after they sued her for wrongful death.

2507 days ago

Go with the Flow!    

Rebecca Gayheart is one ugly woman.

2507 days ago


But #8, you left out one vital detail: That idiot was yakking on her cell (and probably also oogling herself in her rearview mirror) when she turned that corner and killed that child. They should plop her down in the middle of Rodeo and let Britney round the corner and see what happens.

2507 days ago


Oh- she deserves an award for not killing another kid TMZ!

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2507 days ago


On 13 June 2001, Gayheart struck 9-year-old Jorge Cruz Jr. as he jaywalked across the street. According to the police report, the boy was walking home from school, and crossed the street about 160 feet from the nearest crosswalk. While several cars stopped to let him go, Gayheart allegedly swerved around the traffic and into a two-way left-turn lane, striking the boy; he died the next day at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. His parents, Jorge Cruz and Silvia Martinez, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on 6 August 2001 against her. Gayheart paid for Cruz's hospital and funeral expenses.

2507 days ago


More like McKILLER! I hope she doesn't kill anymore kids crossing the street this holiday season, that's my wish.

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