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Wayne Knight not dead: Death hoax uses Penn. crash to 'kill' Knight

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Wayne Knight is not dead but a death hoax hit the Internet on March 16. The fake story popped up on Facebook, claiming that the "Seinfeld" actor lost his life in a car crash involving a tractor trailer in Eldred, Penn. Sadly this accident really did occur -- Knight just wasn't involved in it. According to WIVB, an accident occurred on Thursday morning and claimed the life of a 26-year-old woman.

"Lindsay Schmit died at the scene. Her passengers, a child between the ages of 3 and 4 and 23-year-old Christopher Johnson, were taken to Olean General Hospital before being flown to a hospital in Buffalo. They remain in critical condition," reports WIVB.

Wayne Knight was not killed in this crash, but as previously reported, this accident was the one that was described in the fake news stories that were from fabricated "Us Weekly" and "TMZ" sites. Using this story and killing off Knight might have been "fun" to whomever was behind the hoax, but the real tragedy here reveals that someone did die in this terrible accident.

"Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, but say Schmit’s vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and was struck. Icy roads may have been a factor," reports WIVB. It's very sad that someone would take advantage of something like this.

Wayne Knight tweeted that he isn't dead -- but few people felt the need to dig deeper. Lindsay Schmit lost her life in this accident and has gone unnoticed while everyone "worried" about Knight who is doing just fine.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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