Wellness guru who has 102,000 followers involved in fatal head-on car crash which left driver of car dead

Wellness guru and influencer Summer Wheaton, who has been involved in a fatal car crash which left one person dead. Photo by Instagram.Wellness guru and influencer Summer Wheaton, who has been involved in a fatal car crash which left one person dead. Photo by Instagram.
Wellness guru and influencer Summer Wheaton, who has been involved in a fatal car crash which left one person dead. Photo by Instagram. | Instagram
Wellness guru and social media influencer Summer Wheaton was involved in a fatal car collision on the 4th of July, according to the police.

The 32-year-old wellness influencer was driving a 2019 Mercedes Benz after leaving an event at the luxury restaurant Nobu around 10:20pm on Thursday (July 4), which is Independence Day in the United States. It is then that her car “crossed the center median for unknown reasons,” crashing head-on with a 2020 Cadillac, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated.

It is not known at the time of writing what caused the crash, which happened on the Pacific Coast Highway, but an investigation is underway, officials said.

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The influencer’s Instagram account, @yepitsmesummer, which is now private, boasts more than 102,000 followers, while her personal website has been taken down, described her as a founder of two startups and one nonprofit, a speaker and “wellness advocate.” Her TikTok page has also been taken down.

Both Wheaton and the passenger in the Cadillac were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The unidentified Cadillac driver was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The crash occurred after Wheaton reportedly left Nobu restaurant, in Malibu, according to ABC7. The night club Bootsy Bellows was hosting its annual “Red, White and Bootsy” event at the restaurant, where guests, including Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Tyson, dressed in all-white outfits while drinking Belvedere Vodka, the Malibu Times first reported.

Malibu officials told the outlet they had rejected Nobu’s request for a permit for the party since the owners didn’t comply with traffic and safety stipulations, but it still went ahead. Representatives for Bootsy Bellows and Nobu have not spoken out on the event or the fatal accident.

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In the wake of the tragedy, Malibu Mayor Steve Uhring issued a statement. He said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life resulting from [the] accident. This heartbreaking incident underscores the importance of the City’s ongoing efforts to address safety on Pacific Coast Highway.”

On her website, Wheaton had written: “I'm leveraging solutions to address the exclusion, disappointment and judgment experienced in the wellness world. These ventures not only reflect my commitment to innovation but also my goal to make an impact in these spaces. Additionally, I'm deeply passionate about personal development and well-being.” She also listed her core values as inclusion, trust, knowledge and satisfaction.

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