Brandy ended the old year being caught up in a four-car pile-up which left a woman dead.
According to reports, Brandy's car failed to slow and rear-ended Awatef Aboudihaj's car. Her vehicle was knocked sideways into the path of another car. Aboudihaj died later in hospital.
"Barring any mechanical difficulties on Brandy's part there's the very high probability that she is the party most at fault or the contributing party."
Brandy's publicist has requested that the media "respect the privacy" of all involved, presumably by not reporting how the California Highway Patrol spokesperson had suggested it looks likely that she caused an accident in which a woman died.