DAYS star Freddie Smith, passenger injured in car crash

Posted Tuesday, October 07, 2014 8:18:04 PM
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Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith was involved in a car accident that left a passenger seriously injured.

Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) was involved in a car accident earlier today that critically injured a passenger.

Smith lost control of his car on Route 84 in Kingsville Township, Ohio, about an hour northeast of Cleveland. Smith was taken to a hospital in nearby Conneaut for treatment of minor injuries while his passenger, Alyssa Tabit, was transported by medical helicopter to a trauma center in Youngstown, Ohio. Tabit was listed in critical condition.

"A 2009 Mazda 6 was traveling westbound on State Route 84. The Mazda failed to safely negotiate a left curve and lost control. It crossed the centerline, traveled the left side of the road and struck a culvert," Ohio State Highway Patrol said in its police report. "This impact caused the car to overturn end over end. The vehicle came to final rest and the passenger was temporarily trapped inside."

"Speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash," that took place Tuesday morning at 12:41 a.m, the report continued. The accident remains under investigation.

Smith was born and raised in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Smith's former DAYS co-star Molly Burnett Melanie Jonas took to Facebook to update fans on Smith and Tabit.

"Just got off the phone with Freddie. He and Alyssa are OKAY. They were in a serious car accident last night, but were able to receive medical help IMMEDIATELY," Burnett wrote. "Freddie was released from the hospital, and Alyssa will be in surgery for a few more hours. She was cognitive pre-surgery, and all of her tests were perfect. Both Freddie and Alyssa's families are heading there now, and they are in the best hands."

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