A former WWE "diva" who lives in Monmouth County faces possible DUI charges in a fatal crash in Florida in her latest brush with the law.

Police in Ormond Beach, Florida, said Tamara Lynn Sytch, 49, also known as former WWE wrestler “Sunny,” was driving on Route 1 on March 25 when she hit a car stopped for a traffic light around 8:30 p.m. causing it to crash into the vehicle in front of it.

The driver of the vehicle struck by Sytch, Julian Lafrancis Lasseter, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, was hospitalized and pronounced dead. The driver and passengers in the third vehicle suffered injuries but were not hospitalized.

Sytch was taken to a hospital and a blood sample taken after a search warrant was obtained, according to police. The investigation into the crash is ongoing and criminal charges are pending the result of the test.

Ex pro wrestling 'Diva' NJ's Tamara Sunny Sytch (WWE via Youtube)
Ex pro wrestling 'Diva' NJ's Tamara Sunny Sytch (WWE via Youtube)

Previous arrests involving alcohol

In January, Sytch, who lives in the Belford section of Middletown, was charged by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey with threatening to kill her boyfriend with a pair of scissors in Keansburg.

She appeared to be under the influence of drugs and is drug dependent, according to the complaint.

A crash in Seaside Heights in 2019 led to a DWI charge

Sytch was charged with DWI in 2019 following a crash in Seaside Heights. She also was charged with contempt for outstanding traffic warrants of $1,500 from Holmdel and $1,000 from Knowlton, Pennsylvania.

Previous reporting by Erin Vogt was used in this report

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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