Posted: 1:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
By Maria Valiente
Shortly after news broke that Tyson Beckford's nephew was involved in a fatal car crash in New York City, Cynthia Baileydidn't hesitate to show support for her friend Tyson during this really difficult time.
Like Cynthia, Tyson is also a model, most famous for his Ralph Lauren Polo ads and being the host of Bravo's Make Me a Supermodel.
While, thankfully, Tyson's nephew, Dominic Whilby, wasn't the person killed in the accident — although he was injured — he was, sadly, the cause of the tragedy. Apparently, the 22-year-old stole a truck from a garage after partying all night and having a hard time finding a way home. He then ended up crashing the truck into a city bus in Greenwich Village, killing the bus driver and injuring four other people. It's such a sad, terrible story.
Now Dominic, who is a Georgia resident, is being charged with vehicular manslaughter, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and felony assault.
We can see why Cynthia would reach out to her friend, as this is really a heartbreaking story for everyone involved, but especially for that poor bus driver. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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