Father Says Actor's DUI Led To Son's Death
Sonora, CA -- Actor Robert Conrad may be facing manslaughter charges now that a man he was involved in a collision with in 2003 has died.
28-year-old Kevin Burnett of Murphys sustained a broken leg and wrist in the March 2003 accident blamed on Conrad due to drunk driving, died July 27th from perforated ulcers.
Burnett´s father says the collision permanently altered Burnett´s life and left him less mobile. The crash happened on Highway 4 near Arnold and authorities say Conrad´s Jaguar crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into Burnett´s car.
Conrad´s blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was close to three times the legal limit. Burnet´s father says he believes the crash and the stress involved with the recovery led to his son´s ulcers.