A 21-year-old Justin Timberlake fan hoping to catch a glimpse of the ‘NSYNC singer outside a Burbank, California, radio station Monday night was killed in an alleged hit-and-run.
The woman, Burbank resident Anne White, was struck by a truck driven by Cameron Duty, 23, who purportedly had an argument with someone in the crowd before deliberately backing onto the sidewalk where dozens of fans were gathered.
“[White] had apparently been on the sidewalk when the truck, traveling in reverse at a high rate of speed, struck her and pinned her under the vehicle,” Burbank Lt. Tim Stehr said in a statement.
The driver fled the scene but was later arrested and faces charges of murder, hit-and-run and drunk driving. His bail was set at $1 million and he will be arraigned at the Burbank Court on Wednesday.
Timberlake, who was inside the KIIS-FM studios promoting his upcoming solo album, issued a statement on Tuesday (September 10) to address the incident.
“I am horrified to learn of the senseless death outside KIIS-FM last evening, and my family and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim,” Timberlake said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Representatives for the pop star have been in contact with Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving and will soon announce a partnership Timberlake will undertake with RADD to raise awareness of the horrors of drunk driving.
KIIS-FM also released a statement Tuesday: “KIIS FM extends its sympathy to the victim’s family for their loss. We fully support the police in their investigation of this unfortunate accident.”