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High School Senior Killed in Accident just Days before Graduation

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A high school student was killed in an accident just days before graduation.

Details about the Fatal Accident

KFSM News is reporting that a student from Oark High School was killed in a car accident that happened on Tuesday morning.

Police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Tod Smith, of Clarksville, and have stated that he had lost control of his GMC Envoy on a tight curve, left the roadway, and then collided with a tree. According to a police report, the accident happened at about 9:30 a.m., at a place that is just a few miles away from Oark High School on Highway 103, just south of Highway 215.

An employee from the high school stated that grief counselors would be brought in on Wednesday for sessions with some of the students and would be available as needed.

The school’s graduation is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • The number of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in 2014 were 2019 less than there were in 2013.
  • There has been a steady decrease in the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents in the last 10 years.


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