Visalia Area CHP Reports Fatal Collision

On May 11, 2020, at approximately 0120 hours, the Fresno Communication Center (FCC) received a call of a traffic collision on Avenue 256 west of SR-65, with medical personnel responding. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Visalia Area Office responded to the scene and investigated the collision.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver of the 2005 Ford failed to stop at a posted stop sign on Ave. 256 at SR-65 and continued westbound through the intersection. For unknown reasons, the driver abruptly turned the Ford to the right. The Ford rotated in a clockwise manner off of the north roadway edge of Ave 256, west of SR-65. The front of the Ford collided with an olive tree, in an olive orchard on the north side of Ave 256, west of SR-65. The Ford continued in a northwesterly direction. The left side of the Ford collided with a second olive tree, upon this impact, the driver of the Ford was fully ejected, the right front passenger was partially ejected and the rear passenger remained within the passenger compartment. All occupants of the Ford sustained fatal injuries as a result of this collision.

Alcohol consumption may have been a contributing factor in the cause of this collision.

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