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Fatality on Highway 198 After Truck Hits Tree

January 7, 2012- A fatal crash occurred on Highway 198, miles from Visalia, on Saturday at about 9:30 PM.

John Tallan, of Farmersville, was driving a 1993 Chevy pickup truck west on Highway 198.

Tallan lost control of his truck, and drove across the shoulder of the highway before slamming into a tree. It is reported that the Chevy caught fire after the impact.

Tallan was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The CHP reported that cellphone use looks to have been a factor in the collision.

Please give us a call, if you are a relative or are in touch with the family, and would like us to investigate this accident further. We are located in Visalia. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.