November 17, 2014- A semi truck accident took the life of a Porterville woman, in Tulare County. The big rig collision occurred outside of Visalia, at approximately 7:10 PM.
Navor Hernandez, of Bakersfield, was driving a Kenworth tractor-trailer south on Road 80 at about 55 miles per hour. The semi was reported to have driven through a red light, at the intersection of Road 80 and Avenue 368.
The big rig collided into a 2003 Toyota 4Runner, driven by Olivia Thomason/Thompson, of Porterville. The Toyota was traveling eastbound on Avenue 368 and had the right of way.
After the semi truck hit the 4Runner, the SUV careened across the roadway and smashed into a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer.
Thomason died at the scene of the crash. Hernandez suffered moderate injuries, and the driver of the Chevy; William Celaya of Dinuba, was not injured.
Hernandez could face charges of vehicular manslaughter for the accident.