Tammy Lynn Sytch, more commonly known by her in-ring name Sunny, is no stranger to DUI charges. The past year has seen her go on trial for manslaughter DUI charge. As previously reported, Sytch was involved in a fatal three-car crash. One of the parties involved in the car crash, identified as Julian Lafrancis Lasseter Jr. of Daytona Beach Shores, was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Now, Sunny is still facing the ramifications of her decisions.
According to a report by PW Insider, the Circuit Court of the Sevenths Judicial Circuit in and for Volusia County, Florida officially added a third defendant to the civil lawsuit filed against Tammy Lynn Sytch and her fiancé, James Pente on January 17th. The third defendant was Ultimate Motor Cars, LLC, the company from which Sytch was financing the car involved in the three car traffic incident.
Whitney Hill, Lasseter’s daughter, submitted the motion seeking that the Court allow Ultimate Motor Cars on January 9th, and the court agreed. Lasseter’s estate indicated that after more investigation, they now feel Ultimate Motor Cars, LLC “may bear” some blame in Lasseter’s death.
According to the Amended version of the complaint, Tammy Lynn Sytch started the process of acquiring “a white 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class from ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS on or about February 3rd, 2022.” This was just a few weeks before Sytch was arrested for DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked licence on February 24th, 2022 in New Jersey. According to the lawsuit, Sytch gave Ultimate Motor Cars $8,000 in cash as a down payment, with the remainder of the transaction to be financed “via a financing institution.”
“On or about March 14, 2022, Defendant SYTCH and Defendant PENTE applied as co-applicants to purchase the 2012 Mercedes-Benz from Defendant ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS.
Attached to the Sales Agreement for the 2012 Mercedes Benz was a Vehicle Bailment Agreement that stated: “Pending credit approval of consumer[s] by lending institution and completion of sales contraction…delivery of said vehicle by dealer is herby [sic] made to consumer[s] as a convenience to consumer[s]. . .said vehicle shall remain the property of the dealer.” Please see the Bailment Agreement for Vehicle Delivery, attached hereto as Exhibit “A” (emphasis added). Both SYTCH and PENTE signed this Agreement.
On March 14, 2022, ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS permitted SYTCH to operate its vehicle while using a dealer tag. See §320.13 Florida Statutes.
ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS requested SYTCH’s driver’s license, and in response, SYTCH produced a government issued ID to ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS that was plainly marked “FOR IDENTIFICATION ONLY” with that ID having expired on January 22, 2022.
The identification card SYTCH produced to ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS not only was not a valid driver’s license but was a clear indication to ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS that SYTCH did not have a valid driver’s license. Despite this, ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS permitted SYTCH to operate its vehicle with a dealer tag when it had actual knowledge that SYTCH was not permitted to drive.
Eleven days later, on or about March 25, 2022, Defendant SYTCH was intoxicated and operating the 2012 Mercedes Benz owned by Defendant ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS traveling southbound on N. Yonge Street, at or near the intersection of W. Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida.
Defendant SYTCH operated the motor vehicle with the consent, either express or implied, of Defendant ULTIMATE MOTOR CARS. “
According to the Amended lawsuit, Lasseter’s family believes that the ownership of the car falls with Ultimate Motor Cars. As such, Ultimate Motor Cars would be liable for damages.
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