Bryan Smith

 

 

Age: 43

 

Summary: driver of the van that struck and seriously injured contemporary horror fiction author Stephen King from behind while walking on the shoulder of a highway on June 19, 1999 apparently after he had been distracted by an unrestrained dog moving in the back of his minivan, who was brought before a grand jury and was indicted on two counts of driving to endanger and aggravated assault, who pleaded guilty to endanger driving and was sentenced to six months imprisonment (sentence suspended), and who had nearly a dozen previous infractions on record, including driving with a suspended license.

 

 

Cause of Death: Accidental drug overdose

 

Born: July 16, 1957

 

Died: September 21, 2000

 

Location: Brownfield, Maine