R+B star Brandy started 2007 off with memories of a terrible car crash that left another motorist dead.
According to new police reports, obtained by website TMZ.com, the singer was driving her Land Rover on California's 405 freeway on 30 December (06) when she failed to notice cars in front of her were slowing down.
Brandy braked late and collided with a Toyota, which in turn hit another car before striking the central divider. The Toyota was then hit by another car.
The driver of the Toyota was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition and later died, according to the website.
Brandy was not injured in the accident and was not arrested. She was not deemed to be speeding.
After news of the car crash was published on the internet this morning (24JAN07), the singer's representatives released a short statement acknowledging the accident and the deceased.
They wrote, "Brandy was involved in a car accident December 30, 2006 in Los Angeles, where there was a fatality.
"She wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased. Brandy asks that you respect the privacy of everyone involved at this time."