Alcohol and speed are suspected to be factors in a car crash early Tuesday morning in Ohio involving “Days of our Lives” star Freddie Smith, according to the Star Beacon newspaper in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Smith, 26, who plays Sonny Kiriakis on the popular NBC drama, was taken to Conneaut Medical Center, the newspaper reported.
His passenger was flown to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. Ohio Highway Patrol said the passenger was listed in critical condition, according to the newspaper.
He joined “Days” in 2011 and portrayed the show’s second out gay character.
Sonny is married to Will Horton, son of Samy Brady DiMera and Lucas Horton.
Last year, Smith was nominated for his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Young Actor. The actor lives in California and is originally from the Ashtabula area of Ohio.