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Fatality on Highway 216 after Man Tries to Cross the Road

August 22, 2011- A man was killed Monday evening, east of Woodlake which is 20 minutes from Visalia. The victim, Eduardo Castillo Topete, of Woodlake, walked out of an orchard and into the street, where he was struck by a truck.

It is reported that Roberto Garcia, of Lindsay, was driving a 1999 Mazda pickup truck westbound on Highway 216 at Wells Street when Topete attempted to run in front of him. Topete was pronounced dead at the scene.

This accident requires more investigation, please call Attorney John Rozier. 559-713-0159