September 18, 2014- An update to the six vehicle collision in Visalia, on Thursday. The name of the victim that was killed in the car accident has been released, by the Tulare County Coroner’s office.
The female driver of the Toyota Corolla, has been identified as Janine Elizabeth Lee, of Visalia.
The pileup occurred when Brandon Lovenburg, 31 years old, was also eastbound on Caldwell Ave, in a 2005 Ford Excursion. Lovenburg failed to stop in time, and hit the back of the Toyota, which was waiting along with other vehicles to turn left onto Shirk Road. The impact of the collision, pushed the Corolla into the oncoming lane of traffic, where it smashed into a westbound 2006 Pontiac G-6, driven by Lorena Torres, of Tulare.
After colliding with the Toyota, Lovenburg’s SUV then struck the back of a 2012 Ford Edge, driven by Benjamin Kiester, of Lemoore. This caused a chain reaction of crashes, with the Edge, hitting a 2007 Chevy Silverado, driven by Nathan Jaramilla, and the Silverado then ran into a 2008 Ford Ranger, driven by Jason Hout.
Lee was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Kiester and Torres sustained minor injuries. Lovenburg was not injured. Neither was Jaramillo, nor Hout hurt.