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Director John Singleton Accidentally Kills 57-year-old Woman

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Director John Singleton
On last Thursday, movie Director John Singleton was involved in fatal accident in Los Angeles that killed a 57 year-old woman. Singleton was driving west on Jefferson Boulevard near 5th Avenue when his Lexus SUV hit Constance Russell.

He immediately stopped his car and waited for police to arrive after the accident Thursday night in the city’s Jefferson Park neighborhood, said Officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman.

“Mr. Singleton stopped and identified himself as required by law and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” Lee said. “He was questioned and released.”

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead Friday morning, Lee said. Other details were not immediately released.

A spokesman for Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Singleton was neither speeding nor under the influence of drugs or alcohol and described the incident as “a very, very unfortunate accident.”

John Singleton is known for his debut film in 1991 titled “Boyz N The Hood,” which earned him two Oscar nominations. He’s also known for directing the movies “Poetic Justice,”"Shaft,” and “2 Fast 2 Furious”. Singleton was the producer of movie director and writer Craig Brewer’s “Hustle & Flow,” and “Black Snake Moan”. Recently, he just-released “Illegal Tender.”

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