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Crash Victim Identified as Sex Film Star

December 08, 1995

CALABASAS — One of two women killed in a car crash earlier this week was a well-known sex film star, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said Thursday.

Shawna Yager, 24, of Malibu, who made more than 50 sex films under the name Krysti Lynn, was killed Sunday night when the car she was driving skidded off Las Virgenes Road while speeding at about 100 mph, Deputy Hugh Wahler said.

Yager's body and that of a friend, Stella Martinez, 33, of North Hollywood, were found Wednesday morning 100 feet below the road by a public works crew.

"She was entertaining, she was compassionate. She worried about other peoples' problems," said Jeff Marton, a friend who works at Evil Angel Productions, where Yager starred in several features. "She just liked to drive too fast, at least in this case."

Although her professional name was similar, Yager was not the more famous sex film actress Ginger Lynn.

"She [Yager] was considered a very talented actress, sexually speaking," said Mark Kern, features editor of Adult Video News, an industry newspaper. "She was not so much one of the big names, but she had quite a following."

Marton said Yager began acting in sex films about three years ago, hoping to earn enough money to launch a singing career. Two weeks before her death, he said, she was in a studio recording an rhythm and blues album.

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