Vince Neil car crash that killed Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley
At the intersection of Sapphire Street and The Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA.
On December 8, 1984, Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil and Hanoi Rocks’ drummer, Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, went for a beer run after partying all day at Neil’s oceanfront condo. Neil made a high-speed turn onto The Esplanade from Sapphire Street and lost control of his sports car, crashing head-on into a Volkswagen. Dingley was killed instantly and Lisa Hogan, an 18 year old passenger in the Volkswagen, was critically injured and spent several weeks in a coma. The driver of the Volkswagen was also injured. Neil wasn’t injured and pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving. He received only 20 days in jail and agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution to the victims.