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Salma Hayek's Brother

Cops May Recommend Manslaughter Prosecution

Over Car Crash

4/22/2014 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Salma Hayek
's brother Sami may have gunned his muscle car just before getting into a fatal car crash, and cops are thinking of referring the case to the D.A. for manslaughter prosecution.

LAPD got a search warrant -- obtained by TMZ -- which allowed them to root through the car Sami was driving -- a 2006 Ford GT.  Cops were zeroing in on a device called an RCM -- restraint control module, which is like a black box for cars.

Cops believe the RCM will confirm the stories of some eyewitnesses ... that Sami gunned his car and lost control, which then caused him to fishtail over the center line and hit a car coming in the opposite direction.

According to the search warrant, cops reveal they anticipate sending the case to the L.A. County D.A. for possible felony vehicular manslaughter prosecution.

The legal docs don't reveal the results of the RCM analysis.

And, according to the search warrant, Salma and her husband OWN the car and he often drove it when they were out of town.  Under California law, if the victim's family sues, the registered owners could also be on the hook.

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42 COMMENTS

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1.

jabberjaws    

He's screwed.

148 days ago
2.

Skit    

Hope he pays every cent to the people he drove into being a complete jack ass of a person.
Make an example out of the idiot!!!

148 days ago
3.

Usagi-chan    

Salma Hayek is married to a billionaire this will not affect him

148 days ago
4.

Socalpimp    

Celebrities always get leniency

148 days ago
5.

sfrandiver    

I am sure Sami will get away with this once Salma's billionaire husband pays off the family.

148 days ago
6.

August    

THANK GOD sissy's husband is a BILLIONAIRE and will be able to make this little problem ALL GO AWAY....

148 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

The owners are acrewed, especially if he had a bad driving record and they knew it.

148 days ago
8.

Ben IncaHutz    

Someones family is gonna get PAID big time.

148 days ago
9.

ABB    

Never loan your car to anybody! Even your close family.

148 days ago
10.

Unbroken Chain    

The owners insurance gets sued ALWAYS. At least that's the law in Florida. I deal with these cases all day at work. Hopefully they had 1,000,000 in coverage, or they will have to go out of pocket. They can sue the driver too, but there's no insurance to sue., so they won't

148 days ago
11.

boo boo    

Insurance. Billionaire husband.

148 days ago
12.

Waka Waka Waka    

Salmas going to be sucking a golf ball threw a garden hose with her husband for a long time for this one

148 days ago
13.

Sally M    

Will be an expensive lesson for Salmaand hubby. It was just a 2006 Ford, chump change for them. Should have just put it in his name.

148 days ago
14.

X    

he will never go to jail.. he is related to someone famous and has money.. you and i would go to jail forever..

148 days ago
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kathryn    

I have to agree with the case. It up sets me. When adults break the law. We tell the young how to be safe. Do what you teach. I say go for a case.

148 days ago
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