CNN.com - Johnny Depp involved in fatal car crash. Johnny Depp dies after fatal car crash Alcohol is most likely involved. The wreckage of Johnny Depp's car after colliding with the guard rail. BORDEAUX, France (CNN) -- Johnny Depp's car was found along side a road outside Bordeaux, France, with the guard rail embedded deep inside the car. A tourist was driving down the road when he saw a car wreck alongside the road. He stepped out and tried to see if anyone was in there while his wife dialed the police for help. To his dismay, he found the a body in the car among liquor bottles. The police arrived at the scene shortly after and pulled out the body of the former actor, Johnny Depp. The police suspect that alcohal was the cause of the accident.