Crystall Smith, 18, Seriously Injured in Oroville Head-On Crash on Highway 70
OROVILLE (January 22, 2019) – A passenger was seriously injured after a fatal traffic collision along Highway 70 on Sunday evening, January 20, according to Chico Enterprise-Record and Action News Now.
The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Crystall Smith, of Brownsville.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a white colored car was speeding north on Highway 70 when it entered a right-hand curve in the roadway.
The vehicle spun out of control and then struck a southbound car. The northbound vehicle was allegedly traveling in excess of 90 mph prior to the accident which occurred at about 6:30 p.m., just south of Cox Lane.
Crystal Haight, 20, Killed in Oroville Crash on Highway 70
CHP affirmed that two occupants riding the victim car were transported to hospitals and were listed in critical condition.
Smith, who was riding as a passenger in the speeding vehicle, was also hospitalized with a broken leg and a broken arm. Meanwhile, the driver was killed as a result of the crash.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office named the deceased as 20-year-old Crystal Haight, of Marysville. The incident remains under investigation.
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Based on the reports, the driver of the white colored car was traveling at a high rate of speed and prompted the collision that led to injuries of the other parties involved. Authorities will continue to investigate and determine whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was a mechanical issue with the speeding car, and whether or not the operator of the speeding vehicle distracted at the time of the wreck.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the injured and held not liable for the crash will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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