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01.14.08 39 Comments

Roger Avary, who won an oscar along with Quentin Tarantino for writing Pulp Fiction (he’s credited as “stories by Roger Avary”), was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and DUI.

Avary, 42, was the driver in the single-car collision shortly after midnight Sunday in Ojai, said Capt. Ross Bonfiglio of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

Killed in the accident was Andreas Zini, 34, a resident of Italy who was apparently visiting the couple. Firefighters cut Zini from the car with Jaws of Life, and he died several hours later at Ventura County Medical Center. 

Avary’s wife Gretchen, 40, was ejected from the car and found in the road by deputies, Bonfiglio said. She was hospitalized in stable condition.

Perhaps a joke here wouldn’t be in the best taste.  I may make light of killing hookers, but that’s because killing hookers is funny.  Manslaughter is no laughing matter.   

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