Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer struck and killed a 47-year-old woman in a car crash on June 5, Lake Ozark, Missouri police confirmed Thursday.
The crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Bowyer, driving westbound on U.S. 54, struck Mary Jane Simmons, who had been walking on a highway ramp. First responders pronounced her dead at the scene.
“Anyone that knows me, knows that my family is everything to me,” Clint Bowyer Racing released in a statement to FOX4. “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Ms. Simmons. This is a very difficult time for my family and I, please respect our privacy as we move forward.”
The crash report revealed that Bowyer provided a roadside sample of .000 blood alcohol content and showed no signs of impairment.
Simmons, meanwhile, was believed to be under the influence of drugs, per the report. Authorities found a crystalline substance — believed to be methamphetamine — amongst her belongings.
As a full-time racer from 2006 to 2020, Bowyer secured 10 career NASCAR victories. Since ending his career, he has served as an analyst for Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage.