Maria Smith Hospitalized after Deadly Collision near Highway 395

HAWTHORNE, CA (December 14, 2021) – Sunday, Noah Fogg and Richard Smith were killed in a two-car accident on State Route 167.

The fatal collision happened on the freeway near U.S. 395 on December 5. Additionally, authorities say two vehicles were involved.

Per reports, 22-year-old Fogg, of Mammoth Lakes was heading north on Highway 395. For reasons unknown, his Dodge Neon veered into the southbound lane, where it collided head-on with an oncoming Toyota pickup-truck

The Toyota was driven by 78-year-old Smith, of Lake Forest. Due to the impact of the collision, medics pronounced both Fogg and Smith dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, Maria Smith, Richard’s wife, sustained serious injuries. As a result, medics airlifted her to Renown Hospital in Nevada for further treatment.

At this time, it is unknown whether speed, drugs, or alcohol played a role in the crash. However, an active investigation is underway.


The team at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Noah Fogg and Richard Smith. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


Losing a loved one in a car accident is traumatic for those left behind. At Sweet James, they understand that legal decisions have to be made, and they are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. Rest assured, you will have an enthusiastic attorney on your side. They will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435. Need help after hours? Reach out to us by online chat, email, or text message. Moreover, click here to request a police report.

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