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Brandy may be charged with vehicular manslaughter

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Brandy Norwood, who recently did a stint as a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, may be slapped with a vehicular manslaughter charge stemming from an auto accident that occured in December.

The California Highway Patrol has found that Norwood was at fault in the December 30 accident in which Norwood's Land Rover rear-ended another car on an LA-area freeway. The driver of the car Norwood rear-ended was killed when his car was sent into traffic and was broadsided by another car.

The CHP says Norwood should be be charged with a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Prosecuters will now determine whether or not to accept that charge or charge her with felony manslaughter, which carries a stiffer penalty.

Norwood told police that she was travelling at 65mph, the posted speed limit, when traffic suddently slowed and she was unable to stop in time to keep from hitting the car in front of her.

Norwood came to fame in the early '90s as a pop singer, and then segued to TV in the sitcom Moesha. On America's Got Talent, she sits on the judges panel alongside former Knight Rider actor David Hasslehoff and snarky Brit Piers Morgan.

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