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'Days of Our Lives' actor involved in NE Ohio car crash; critically hurt passenger flown to hospital

"Days of Our Lives" actor Freddie Smith and his girlfriend Alyssa Tabit.

"Days of Our Lives" actor Freddie Smith and his girlfriend Alyssa Tabit.  (Instagram)

Authorities say a soap opera actor sustained minor injuries and his passenger was seriously hurt in a northeast Ohio vehicle crash.

The crash involving "Days of Our Lives" actor Freddie Smith occurred Tuesday near Ashtabula, roughly 55 miles northeast of Cleveland. A statement from the State Highway Patrol says the 26-year-old Smith failed to negotiate a curve and drove into a culvert, flipping the car.

Emergency responders found passenger Alyssa Tabit of North Hollywood, California, trapped in the car. She was flown to a Youngstown hospital with critical injuries. The hospital wouldn't provide an update on her condition Wednesday.

Troopers say alcohol and vehicle speed are suspected factors in the crash.

The Star-Beacon in Ashtabula reports Smith graduated from nearby Edgewood Senior High School in 2006.

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