I feel terrible for everyone involved in this crash. I agree with the posters who indicate that Brandy doesn't seem like an airhead diva, and it is probably very hard for her to live with this, as it is for most humans who cause an accident. A Range Rover doesn't have the same stopping speed as a Honda, so when you're driving an SUV you need to leave extra room behind the car in front of you (especially at highway speeds) to make sure you can stop safely. Of course then some jerk thinks that space was meant for them and they cut right in front of you and slow down . . . anyway. To think nitwit Nicole Ritchie was driving drunk the wrong way on a California highway and didn't cause an accident, and Paris got a DWI, also lucky not to kill someone, but such is life. Very random. Very sad.'
ETA - the difference between misdemeanors and felonies is the amount of penalities (money and jail time) available for the offenses. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to 1 year in jail, with felonies having longer sentences. And the big difference comes if someone is a repeat offender, as prior felonies will leader to stronger punishment for a second offense than a misdemeanor, and convicted felons are prohibited from working in certain restricted professions, etc. I don't think it's an oxymoron. Manslaughter can be accidental and reckless, (for example if she was fiddling with the radio and following too close) something that should be punished without making someone a felon.