Crystal Bowersox Almost Didn't Make It To 'Idol' — She & Her Sister Crashed Their Stepmom's Stolen Car!

Wed, May 26, 2010 5:53pm EDT by Add first Comment

Courtesy of Fox

Courtesy of Fox

Thank God Crystal survived this scary accident — and that she has since cleaned up her act!

Crystal Bowersox — car thief? That’s what a new report from this week’s issue of Star magazine is claiming! According to the mag, Crystal, 24, and her sister Brandy Bowersox survived a near-fatal joyride in 1999 after stealing stepmom Debra‘s Chevy after she’d fallen asleep. After taking off into the night, the girls lost complete control of the car, flipping it upside down! Both girls claim they blacked out right away, and somehow Crystal landed outside of the car, while Brandy was trapped inside!

Once they both came to, the mag alleges, the sisters made a quick getaway and were later charged with driving without a license. The only question is: Which sister was behind the wheel? One source claims that Brandy said she was driving, while another puts Crystal in the driver’s seat. Whoever was behind the terrifying incident, it sounds like the Bowersox babes are lucky to be alive!

— Chelsea Warlick