The rookie “Rust” armorer in charge of weapons when Alec Baldwin accidentally shot dead his cinematographer was tied to a fatal motorcycle crash that killed a close friend – and her insurance paid the victim’s family $50,000 so she couldn’t be sued over it.
The 24-year-old former model had been at a party with Dyer and her boyfriend, Aaron Butcher, just prior to the crash, the victim’s father told the outlet.
Gutierrez Reed allegedly told police she saw the two men drink four to five beers each in the lead up, but she still gave her boyfriend the keys to her motorcycle.
The men were riding alongside each other when Dyer lost control and crashed into a wall, according to authorities. Butcher crashed after trying to avoid colliding into his friend.
Cops said in a statement at the time that “speed and alcohol” appeared to be to blame for the crash.
Gutierrez Reed’s boyfriend was on probation for a DUI and was only supposed to be driving vehicles that had a Breathalyzer attached, which her motorcycle didn’t have, according to the outlet.
Dyer died days later after being airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital, while Butcher was treated at a local hospital and later released, police said.
Gutierrez Reed’s insurance company ended up paying Dyer’s family $50,000 as part of a settlement that meant she wouldn’t face any litigation over the crash in the future.
Gutierrez Reed made headlines after it emerged she was the armorer in charge of weapons on the set of Baldwin’s “Rust” film when his prop gun accidentally fired last week, killing director of photography Halyna Hutchins.
No one has been arrested over the incident, but criminal charges have not yet been ruled, according to cops.