Victim, 17, of Woodland Car Crash Dies at Hospital
WOODLAND, California (May 13, 2016) — Andrew Ladd, 17, died Wednesday night at the hospital just days after he and another teenage boy were critically injured when their car crashed into some trees on the side of the roadway, according to a report by the Sacramento Bee.
The crash took place about 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning on Pioneer Avenue, between Merrit Circle and Farnham Avenue. The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle allegedly lost control of his white Acura Integra for unknown reasons and collided with the trees on the shoulder.
Paramedics rushed both teenagers to UC Davis Medical Center where the Ladd, the passenger, died of his injuries and the driver remains in critical condition. Police say both boys were wearing their seat belt at the time of the collision, but the vehicle suffered major damage.
Police are investigating whether speed or weather were factors in the crash.
The family of the boy who died have set up a GoFundMe account in his name to help offset funeral and medical costs.
All of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our deepest sympathy to the family of this young man and prayers to the second boy for a full recovery.