‘Beowulf’ screenwriter Roger Avary involved in fatal DUI crash

Roger Avary, who co-wrote “Pulp Fiction” with Quentin Tarantino, was arrested today on suspicion of manslaughter and felony DUI, after the car he was driving crashed, injuring his wife and killing his other passenger.

TMZ.com reports that Roger Avary was driving in Ojai, Calif. early Sunday morning when the accident occurred, throwing his wife Gretchen from the car and killing Andreas Zini, a friend visiting from Italy.

Zini died later Sunday morning from “internal injuries.”

Avary’s wife was in stable condition as of Sunday night.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said that Avary was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

He posted $50,000 bail and was released.

Avary won an Oscar for “Fiction” and also wrote “Silent Hill,” “Beowulf” and directed “The Rules of Attraction.”

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