Douglas Smith Jr ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Highway 12 in Wallace

Wallace Motorcycle Accident
Douglas Smith Jr Killed in Wallace Motorcycle Accident on Highway 12

Wallace, California (April 24, 2023) – 50-year-old Douglas Smith Jr. has been identified as the Valley Springs man who was killed in a car crash near Wallace on Saturday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 12 near Southworth Road.

Smith was riding a 2021 Harley-Davidson west on Highway 12 when he crashed into an SUV attempting to make a left turn onto Southworth.

Smith was killed in the crash.

The SUV driver, 38-year-old Shawn Powers, of Valley Springs, was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp for medical treatment.

Additional information about the accident was not provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.