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Bing's widow (77) survives fatal crash

Bing Crosby's widow Kathryn is recovering after being flown to hospital with major injuries following a deadly traffic crash in the Sierra Nevada.

Kathryn Crosby (77), was hurt and her husband, Maurice William Sullivan (85) was killed in the single-vehicle in California.

Ms Crosby, who has homes in Genoa and Hillsborough, California, was flown to Renown Regional Medical Centre in Reno.

Hospital spokesman Dan Davis said the former actress is not currently listed as a patient.

"This can mean either this patient is no longer here or they have chosen to keep their protected health information private and do not want it released," he said.

Mr Sullivan was westbound when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a large boulder and rolled many times, ejecting him, Mr Stark said. The cause of the crash has not been determined, and an investigation continues.


"We may do some follow-up with her (Kathryn Crosby) to determine the events that led up to the accident," Mr Stark said, adding he had no details on her injuries or update on her condition.

Robert Bader, vice president of marketing and production for Bing Crosby Enterprises, said that Kathryn Crosby was "doing well" at a hospital, but he did not elaborate.

Kathryn Crosby's family did not return phone calls seeking comment.

She and the crooner, best known for White Christmas and the "road" movies he made with Bob Hope, were married for nearly 20 years before his death in 1977 aged 74. She was his second wife.