Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Deadly Crash near Lake Hughes Road

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 13, 2022) – Early Monday morning, a semi-truck collision on 5 Freeway claimed the life of Hailey Smither.

The crash happened near Lake Hughes Road around 2:15 a.m., according to authorities.

Investigators revealed that a white International Navistar truck hit Smither as they were crossing the freeway. Eventually, medics pronounced 28-year-old Smither dead at the scene due to the extent of her injuries.

Crews closed off the surrounding area during cleanup and preliminary duties.

At this time, an active investigation into the deadly crash is still currently underway. Additional information will be posted once made available to the public.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Hailey Smither. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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