Raven Clewis, 2 Killed, 3 Injured in Car Accident in Smith County, TX
Smith County, TX — May 21, 2023, Raven Clewis and two others were killed and three were injured after a car accident around 3:00 a.m. along F.M. 2661.
Preliminary details about the fatal crash were given in the Gilmer Mirror and are said to be from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Their statements at this time say the crash happened at approximately 2:58 a.m. about six miles west of Tyler.
According to current information in the news, 19-year-old Raven Clewis and five other teenagers were in a Nissan Altima that was traveling northbound along F.M. 2661. It appears that vehicle somehow lost control, causing it to run off the side of the road. There, the Nissan then crashed head-on into a tree.
As a result of the collision, Clewis and two passengers, both said to be 17-year-old girls, were killed. Three other passengers had injuries described as non-incapacitating. Right now, the exact cause of the crash cannot be confirmed. Authorities continue their investigations, and additional statements are pending their findings.