Jacqueline Mars, Third Richest Woman in the United States, Is Involved in Crash That Left Woman Dead in Virginia
One of America’s richest woman has been involved in a Virginia car accident that claimed the life of a backseat passenger in another car.
The New York Daily News reported on how Jacqueline Badger Mars, 73 — the owner of the $30 billion company Mars Inc. with her two brothers — drove a Porsche SUV “into oncoming traffic” and crashed head-on into a minivan,” according to police.
Tragically, Passenger Irene Ellisor, 86, died at the scene According to police reports, Mars’ car, a 2004 Porsche SUV, crossed a center line on Route 50 in Aldie, Virginia, hitting a 2013 Chrysler minivan.
The 86-year-old grandmother who died was a backseat passenger in the minivan.
“Mars, the third-richest woman and 15th-richest person in the United States with a net worth of $20.5 billion, was taken to a local hospital and has since been released. No charges have currently been filed, as the case is pending review by the Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney,” reported Forbes.
Forbes reported a statement made by Kent Jarrell, a spokesman for the heiress who said: “This tragedy has left Jacquie filled with sorrow for the loss of life and those who were injured in the accident. She would like to express her deepest condolences to the families involved.”
Virginia personal injury lawyers will be less concerned about the biography of Ms. Mars than how her Porsche came to cross a center line, if the media reports are accurate.
Wrong way crashes are among the most serious I deal with. Recently a terrible wrong way crash on I-64 in Virginia Beach left a mother and her daughter dead, after they were hit by a pickup truck.