Family to Get $4.8M in Crash Involving ‘Melrose’ Actress

November 8, 2017

The family of a woman killed in a 2010 crash involving a “Melrose Place” actress will receive a $4.8 million settlement.

A jury convicted Amy Locane-Bovenizer in 2012 for the crash that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman in Somerset County, N.J., in 2010.

Seeman’s husband sued Locane-Bovenizer in federal court in December 2010 and the case was stayed pending resolution of the state criminal trial.

NJ.com reports most of the money will come from the hosts of a party where actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was drinking before the crash.

Rachel and Carlos Sagebien agreed to pay $3.3 million through their insurance company to the family of Helene Seeman. Locane-Bovenizer and her estranged husband will pay $1.5 million.

Prosecutors say Locane-Bovenizer was driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when her SUV slammed into a Mercury Milan driven by Fred Seeman as he was turning into his driveway.

The actress served about 2 and a 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of vehicular manslaughter and other charges.

In a resentencing hearing, a judge said he erred by imposing too light a sentence, but declined to send Locane-Bovenizer back to prison. The state has appealed that decision.

The Montgomery Township crash also injured Seeman’s husband, Fred.

Locane-Bovenizer appeared in 13 episodes of TV’s “Melrose Place” and in movies including “Cry-Baby,” “School Ties” and “Secretary.”

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

More News
More News Features