Hollywood writer/director Jonathan Kaufer has been killed in a car crash.

The 58 year old was involved in a fatal accident while driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on 2 October (13).

Kaufer began his career in his late teens, while still in college, after he was asked to write for the popular U.S. Tv series Mork & Mindy. The filmmaker also wrote for movies like Barbra Streisand's The Main Event and Dudley Moore's Unfaithfully Yours, and he directed 1982's Soup for One and 1997's Bad Manners.

Kaufer was married to actress Pia Zadora from 1995 to 2001.