Macaulay Culkins Sister Killed in Accident


The 29-year-old sister of actor Macaulay Culkin was struck by a car late Tuesday night in Los Angeles. She died the next day. The LAPD says Dakota Culkin stepped off a curb and into the path of a car when she was hit. She was taken to UCLA hospital with “massive head trauma.”

According to LAPD spokesman, Richard French, the driver of the vehicle that struck Culkin did everything he was supposed to do as required by law in these situations. He stopped, rendered what aid he could, and identified himself to authorities. He was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time. Authorities believe this was simply a tragic accident and that no crime was committed.

Every year there are over 5,000 people hit and killed by cars in the U.S. Another 60,000 are seriously injured. And most of these occur in urban areas, such as Los Angeles.