2 Teens Killed After Car Plunges Down Smith River
LOCATION: Del Norte County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Thursday, March 14
March 15, 2019 – Two teenagers were killed after their vehicle went off Highway 199 and drove down a river Thursday morning, Redwood News reported.
Investigators determined 17-year-old Casey Wagoner was behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Jetta heading south on SR-199 near Gasquet. For reasons still unknown, the Jetta veered off the roadway and plunged into the Smith River.
Deadly Car Accident in Del Norte County Thursday, March 14
Emergency crews and medical teams arrived at the location around 11:30 and found both Wagoner and a passenger dead in the car.
Authorities later identified the female passenger as 19 year-old Madrone Jackson.
At this time, it is still unclear what exactly caused the deadly crash. Further investigation on the case is underway.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
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