RIP Robert Clark
Robert Clark, director of A Christmas Story, and his son were killed when a drunk driver, driving on the wrong side of the road, collided head-on with his car.
Clark, 67, was driving south on Pacific Coast Highway near Bay Club Drive
in Pacific Palisades when his 1997 Infiniti sedan was hit by a swerving 2007 GMC
Yukon with Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24, behind the wheel, authorities said.
Velazquez-Nava was driving without a license northbound in the
southbound lanes while under the influence of alcohol, said Los Angeles police
Lt. Paul Vernon.
Clark and his 22-year-old son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark of Santa Monica,
were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police
Nava and his passenger, Lydia Mora, 29, suffered minor injuries and
were treated at a local hospital. Nava, who remains hospitalized, was arrested
on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of
Right away something went through my head, but I'm not going to say it. You can go here if you want to know what it is, and here if you want to know why it's somewhat justified.