The Academy Award-winning co-writer of the film "Pulp Fiction" was arrested after sheriff's deputies said he crashed his car in Ojai early Sunday while driving drunk, injuring his wife and killing a passenger.
Roger Avary, 42, was driving at 12:54 a.m. when the accident occurred outside the Ojai Lumber Co. building at 1900 E. Ojai Ave., said Capt. Monica McGrath of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
Avary's wife, Gretchen, 40, was ejected from the back seat and was taken to Ojai Valley Community Hospital with serious injuries, McGrath said.
Another passenger, Andreas Zedini, 34, of Italy, died at Ventura County Medical Center after county firefighters had to extricate him from the vehicle, McGrath said.