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Update: Fatal Car Accident Near Lindsay on Highway 137

May 30, 2014- The Visalia man that was killed in the car collision which occurred in Tulare County, has been identified.  The vehicle accident happened on Friday, near Lindsay, at about 11:30 AM.

The crash happened on Highway 137, west of Road 188.  A 2001 Hyundai was headed west on the highway, when the vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic.  It hit a GMC tow truck head-on, driven by Frank D. Smith.  And debris from the collision struck a 2012 Nissan vehicle.

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The driver of the Hyundai has been identified as 87 year old, George M. Franks.  He died at the scene of the accident.

Smith was taken to Kaweah Delta Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

While our condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim, we recognize that no monetary sum can ease the pain and loss felt after a tragedy such as this.However, just monetary compensation can help ease the burden of medical bills,final expenses, and help support any dependents left behind by the deceased.Please contact us at or call Attorney John Rozier, at 559-713-0159, if you would like help filing a claim.