June 29, 2010 07:07:41 GMT
The 38-year-old actress was allegedly driving her car under the influence of alcohol when she reportedly struck another vehicle on June 27.
Former "Melrose Place" star Amy Locane has been charged with killing a woman after allegedly crashing her car under the influence of alcohol. The actress, who starred opposite Johnny Depp in "Cry-Baby", was driving her Chevy Tahoe in Montgomery, New Jersey on Sunday night, June 27 when she reportedly struck another vehicle, which was turning into a driveway.
Helene Seeman, a passenger in the front seat of the other car, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver, Fred Seeman, was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. He has been listed as in critical condition.
Locane, who suffered minor cuts to her right foot, has allegedly admitted drinking several glasses of wine before taking the wheel of her car, reports The Star-Ledger newspaper. The actress was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree assault by auto on Monday, June 28. Bail has been set at $50,000 (33,333 pound sterling). If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in a state prison.