Razzle was killed in the accident and the other car’s two occupants suffered brain damage. Vince was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was later sentenced to 30 days in jail, five years probation, $2.6 million in restitution to the victims, and 200 hours of community service. He served just 18 days behind bars.
In Mötley Crüe’s 2002 memoir, Vince recalled hearing about Razzle’s death at the police station. “The impact of the accident finally caught up with me,” he wrote. “I felt it not just emotionally, but physically, as if I had been smashed with a hundred whiskey bottles. My ribs tore at my torso so bad I could hardly move, and pain shot through my face every time I spoke or winked.”
He added, “I didn’t know how I could face anyone. His band, my band, my wife. I didn’t know what to do with myself.”