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Former WWE star Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch jailed for 17 years for fatal car crash

Former WWE star Tammy "Sunny" Sytch has been jailed for more than 17 years for a car crash that killed a 75-year-old man.

Sytch, 50, had pleaded no contest to the fatal collision that killed Julian Lasseter in March 2022.

She was behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz car which collided with a Kia that was stopped at a traffic signal, police said.

The WWE Hall of Famer was alleged to have had a blood alcohol content three-and-a-half times the legal limit, according to reports.

The former wrestler appeared in court in Florida in an orange jumpsuit with handcuffs on and broke down in tears while addressing the room.

Sytch said: "A precious life was lost that tragic day and I'm so incredibly sorry for that. I would ask that you give me the opportunity to atone for what I've done."

At one point, she reportedly addressed the victim's family saying: "I know my words are not enough but please know that I think about you every day."

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Known as "Sunny" in the ring, Sytch is widely considered to have been the WWE's first "diva" - the term used by the organisation to describe female performers.