LAKE OZARK, Mo. — FOX Sports NASCAR analyst Clint Bowyer was involved in a fatal auto accident following the June 5 NASCAR Cup Series event at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. that evening near U.S. 54 and Missouri Highway 242.
According to the police report, Bowyer was driving west on U.S. 54 and struck a woman walking on the ramp as he approached Missouri 242.
The former Cup Series driver stopped at the scene and called 911, but the woman identified as Mary Jane Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tested at the scene, Bowyer’s blood alcohol content was .000.
A substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in the victim’s belongings and she was thought to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.
Bowyer issued a statement through Clint Bowyer Racing on Thursday night.
“Anyone that knows me, knows that family is everything to me,” the statement read. “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.”
Bowyer skipped last week’s FOX broadcast from Sonoma Raceway, which was the last for the network this season.
FOX also issued a statement on Thursday: “We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.”