The elderly man hit by a car driven by drunk U.S. TV star GARY COLLINS in October (07) has died. The 69-year old was arrested after crashing his black Ford Explorer into a blue Toyota while driving through Sherman Oaks, California, and was sentenced to 96 hours in jail and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to drink-driving last week (ends09Dec07). The collision caused the actor to lose control and steer into oncoming traffic, where he smashed into two parked cars, one of which belonged to 89-year-old Warren Gates. Gates had been in hospital since the accident, and died at 8:00 PM on Friday (07Dec07), reports TMZ.com. It is unclear whether Collins will face further charges following the death.
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