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January 2 Highway 198 wrongful death accident in Three Rivers in Tulare County

On January 2 a man was killed in a single-vehicle wrongful death accident on Highway 198 in Three Rivers in Tulare County. According to reports Joel Mathy was eastbound on Highway 198 when he drifted off the road near the intersection with Eggers Drive. The driver then over-corrected, lost control of the vehicle, traveled down an embankment and hit a tree. The victim was riding as a passenger in Mathy’s vehicle. Neither person was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. After the accident Mathy walked to a nearby restaurant to get help. Mathy was later arrested for suspected dui.