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Gotham Gossipist: N.J. Actress Of ‘Melrose Place’ Fame Allegedly Laughs After Deadly Car Crash

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Police say actress Amy Locane was driving drunk in June 2010, when her SUV smashed into the passenger side of a sedan driving 10 miles north of Princeton, NJ, killing a woman. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Police say actress Amy Locane was driving drunk in June 2010, when her SUV smashed into the passenger side of a sedan driving 10 miles north of Princeton, NJ, killing a woman. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Remember Amy Locane?

Yeah, I don’t either, but she played Sandy, an aspiring actress, in the original cast of Melrose Place.  She also played lead roles in Cry-Baby and School Ties.  Still don’t remember?  Ehh, just Google her.

When her acting career headed south, Locane moved back to her home on the east coast.  Originally from nearby Trenton, she set up roots in New Jersey again and married a firefighter in Montgomery Township.  It’s all very Lifetime movie, isn’t it?  Especially the part where she kills a woman in a car accident then reportedly laughs about it at the scene.

Classy.

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The actress, now known as Amy Locane-Bovenizer, is charged with aggravated manslaughter stemming from the death of a New Jersey woman. A police officer says Locane-Bovenizer was giggling and laughing after a motor vehicle crash that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman.

Prosecutors  allege the 39-year-old actress, who lives in Hopewell, was drunk and speeding when her SUV struck a vehicle driven by Seeman’s husband.

In a hearing Monday, Montgomery Police Officer William Wilkes testified that Locane was drunk and speeding when she crashed into the SUV driven by Seeman’s husband.  At the scene of the accident Officer Wilkes claims that Locane was giggling and told emergency personnel that they were “being overly dramatic.”

Locane’s hearing will be continue Tuesday with cross-examination to decide if this case should go to trial.

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Kimberly Rae Miller is a writer, actress, and host living in New York City (kimberlyraemiller.com).

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