Slovak film producer faces six years in jail for fatal car crash

The Slovak film actress and producer Deana Horváthová-Jakubisková has been charged with manslaughter in connection with last year’s fatal car accident that killed a 62-year-old pedestrian in Prague. The police said Ms Horváthová-Jakubisková had failed to yield to the man on a pedestrian crossing; the man died on the spot. She faces six years in prison if convicted. Deana Horváthová-Jakubisková, the wife of the director Juraj Jakubisko, recently appeared in the Czech film Kajínek, and in the 2008 epic saga Bathory which she also produced.

Author: Jan Richter