Dog Chapman's daughter dies on eve of his wedding - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Dog Chapman's daughter dies on eve of his wedding

Beth Smith and Duane Chapman in February 2006 Beth Smith and Duane Chapman in February 2006
Wreckage from the crash that killed Barbara Katy Chapman near Faribanks, Alaska. Wreckage from the crash that killed Barbara Katy Chapman near Faribanks, Alaska.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- 23-year-old Barbara Katy Chapman was killed in a car accident Friday, the day before her father's wedding. This according to Duane "Dog" Chapman's press agent. The star of "Dog: The Bounty Hunter" married Beth Smith, his longtime companion, Saturday in Kona on the island of Hawaii.

PHOTO GALLERY

View slideshow of Dog Chapman interview.

Local Publicist Mona Wood confirms Barbara Chapman died Friday night near her home in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Wood says Chapman was informed Saturday morning before the wedding of the tragedy. He consulted with a minister and everyone agreed the wedding would go on as planned. They decided to break the bad news to wedding guests at the reception.

Chapman told guests and celebrated his daughter's life. Wood said he was very emotional. Many wedding guests were visably upset by the shocking news.

Alaska state troopers say Barbara Katy Chapman, and a friend who was driving, were killed when the stolen s-u-v went off the road, rolled, hit some trees and landed upside down.

Troopers also believe that the couple tried using a stolen credit card to rent a room at a nearby resort.  Troopers suspect drugs or alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

Barbara's mom talked to a reporter in alaska and said her daughter got herself into a terrible mess and was trying to put her life back together.

She was one of 12 of the bounty hunter's children. She is survived by her mother, Lyssa Greene, and her 4-year-old son.

Related Story: 'Dog' Chapman awarded temporary custody of grandson after disturbing tape surfaces

Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

 

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

    US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:47:45 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:47:45 GMT

    A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

    More >>

    A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

    More >>
  • Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

    Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:39:36 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:39:36 GMT

    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015.

    More >>
  • Peter Boy's father leads police to where he says child's remains are

    Peter Boy's father leads police to where he says child's remains are

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:55 AM EDT2017-04-26 06:55:37 GMT

    Peter Kema Sr. has now led Hawaii County police officers to a location in Puna, where he says Peter Boy's remains were placed 20 years ago. 

    More >>

    Peter Kema Sr. has now led Hawaii County police officers to a location in Puna, where he says Peter Boy's remains were placed 20 years ago. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly