Joanne Davis, 55, Seriously Injured in Placerville Crash on Missouri Flat Road
PLACERVILLE, CA (June 4, 2021) – Joanne Davis was seriously injured after fatal car crash on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville.
The California Highway Patrol identified the 55-year-old El Dorado woman as one of the victims in the wreck which occurred last week on Thursday.
The incident happened on May 27 when Joanne Davis was driving a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 north on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. At the same time, 2006 BMW 325i was going south.
CHP said the driver of the BMW, 22-year-old Michael Smith, crossed over the double-yellow lines for an unknown reason. In the process, he went into the path of oncoming traffic.
Michael Smith, 22, Killed in Head-On Collision
The Placerville man then slammed head-on into the pickup truck. The Mountain Democrat wrote that the two vehicles collided near Life Way at about 8:15 a.m.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found Joanne Davis suffering from a major injuries as a result of the crash. Her two passengers sustained minor wounds upon impact.
Medical personnel soon rushed Davis to a hospital for treatment of a broken ankle. Meanwhile, CHP confirmed that Michael Smith died following the collision.
CHP forced the area of Missouri Flat Road to shut down after the wreck. The cause of the fatal Placerville crash is still under investigation.
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