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7. A Man Died In A High-Speed Car Crash After Watching 2 Fast 2 Furious

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Back when the Fast and Furious movies were actually about street racing, there were lots of stories about people attempting to copy the reckless driving seen in the films.

One such case revolved around a 17-year-old kid called William Lacasse Jr., who was heading home after watching 2 Fast 2 Furious when a pair of cars flashed their lights at him and challenged him to a street race.

Lacasse obliged, pushing pedal to metal and reaching a dangerously high speed. Moments later, he slammed into a concrete light pole and died.

Because so many cases of unsafe driving were blamed on the Fast and Furious movies around this time, Universal actually came out and commented on the matter, stating that the link between real-life accidents and fictional movies was "unjustifiable".

However, some of Lacasse's relatives firmly disagreed with the studio, directly blaming his death on the blistering action scenes in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

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