Road 426 Accident Results in Death of 18-Year-Old Man

A Coarsegold resident, ID’d as Jeramy Smith, 18, was killed in a traffic collision on Sunday in Oakhurst.

Per CHP, the accident took place on May 8th around 9:15 p.m. on Road 426.

Smith was driving a BMW when it collided with a Honda Civic for unknown reasons. 

His female passenger, also 18, was ejected from the vehicle as a result. 

Sadly, Smith was declared dead at the scene. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition.

Additionally, the 23-year-old and 25-year-old men who were occupants of the Honda were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jeramy Smith.

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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