Hayek, hubby to be sued over crash?

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Copy of Copy of Hayeks Brother Fatal Crash AP Salma Hayek, right, with her brother Sami Hayek and Daniela Villegas at The Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California on October 22, 2011. Photo: Katy Winn

London - Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault could reportedly be sued for a fatal car crash.

The 'Frida' star's younger brother, Sami Hayek, was driving a Ford GT when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a truck, killing his passenger Grammy Award-winning art director Ian Cuttler Sala in Bel Air, California in February.

And according to gossip website TMZ.com the brunette beauty, 47, and Francois, 51, could be sued by the victim's family under California law, as they are the registered owners of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, police officers are thinking about referring the case against Sami to the District Attorney for a possible felony vehicular manslaughter prosecution.

They secured a search warrant to look for a device called an RCM (Restraint Control Module) in the car, which they believe could help them confirm allegations by eyewitnesses that Sami lost control because he was speeding and hit the truck coming in the opposite direction.

Beyoncé Knowles paid tribute to her former colleague Ian, shortly after he was identified as the victim killed in the accident.

The 32-year-old singer wrote on her Facebook page: "Rest in Peace Ian Cuttler. Ian was a Grammy Award winning art director and photographer who will be greatly missed. His memorable work includes album covers for 'Destiny Fulfilled' and 'Dangerously in Love.' " - Bang Showbiz

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