Dog the Bounty Hunter grieves daughter Barbara Katie’s 2006 car crash death on anniversary of horrific tragedy – The Sun
DOG The Bounty Hunter had paid tribute to his late daughter Barbara Katie, 14 years after she passed away.
Barbara Katy was 23 when she died near her home in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 19 2006, a day before Dog wed Beth Chapman.
"15 years ago today My Barbara Katie went to be w/ JESUS," wrote Dog on Tuesday, sharing a picture of his daughter with her young son Travis, who was four when she died.
Alaska state troopers said at the time that the young mom was with a friend, driver Scott Standefer II,
who was also killed, when their SUV rolled off the road and hit trees before landing upside down.
The vehicle was stolen.
Trooper Jeremy Stone told press at the time that the pair had tried using a stolen credit card to rent a room Friday at Chena Hot Springs Resort.
"There is no clue as to why they left the roadway," Stone said. "There are absolutely no skid marks on the road. They just went off the road, hit an embankment and launched."
Troopers suspect drugs or alcohol may have played a role in the crash, spokesman Greg Wilkinson said Monday.
"(Barbara) had gotten herself into a terrible mess," her mom, Lyssa Chapman, said of her daughter.
"She was trying as hard as she could to put her life back together," she told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
The day after her death Dog and Beth went ahead with the wedding, and told friends and family of her passing during the reception.
Beth passed away in June 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
Dog is now engaged to Francie Frane, and in an exclusive interview with The Sun, Barbara Katy's sister Lyssa said her dad and his new love are "really cute" together and the 51-year-old fits in with the family perfectly.
She told The Sun her dad's relationship may give inspiration to other widows and widowers that they can find love again.
But she admits it may be difficult for fans to see her famous father embark on a new relationship since Beth died from cancer last June.
Lyssa said: "I think that it's really hard for people to see dad move on."
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