Brian Smith was arrested after the memory card, titled “homicide at the midtown Marriott,” was found and turned over to police.
The car flipped multiple times, and Spence was ejected in the crash just outside downtown Dallas, police have said.
The publication becomes the third of the once-dominant Seven Sisters of women's magazines to close, joining Ladies' Home Journal and McCall's.
"Nobody wants to see that, smell that," homeowner Nick Lestina told a local TV station.
She paid $15,000 to have her son's ACT scores boosted and also tried to falsely identify him as a racial minority.