“Drag Race” Star Robbie Turner Says She Survived A Devastating Car Crash

"When I was informed of what actually happened, my closest family and friends came to mind."

Former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Robbie Turner shared on social media this week that she was in a serious car accident that left her Uber driver dead.

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On Sunday, the Seattle performer tweeted she was riding home Saturday night when her Uber was hit by a drunk motorist. Her driver was reportedly killed and, according to Robbie, she lost consciousness. Neither the Seattle Police nor Uber has a record of the crash, and Turner, who’s real name is Jeremy Baird, says the incident was a blur.

She says she was still unsure the next day exactly what happened, but that she was told her driver had died. “I’m home with barely a scratch, but when I was informed of what actually happened, my closest family and friends came to mind,” Robbie tweeted. “Wear a seatbelt. I did.”

“They ran tests at the hospital, but outside of my shoulder feeling jammed & my right eye hurting, I only have a bruise,” Robbie said in another tweet. “Grateful.”

Robbie added the accident made her think of loved ones, and all of the times she forgot to tell them she loved them.

Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the incident has not been verified by the authorities.

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