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Tulare County Big Rig Accident on Highway 198, Near Visalia

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, a pickup truck collided with a semi truck on Highway 198.  A Porterville man was killed in the vehicle collision that took place west of Visalia, at about 1:42 PM.

Joseph Oliveira, 44, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, eastbound on Highway 198, east of Road 60.  The pickup truck was in the left lane of the freeway, when for an unexplained reason the vehicle veered into the right-hand lane and ran into the back of a tractor-trailer carrying milk.

joseph oliveira big rig truck accident fatality tulare county highway 198
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Oliveira was reported to have not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.  He died at the scene of the crash.

The big rig driver, William Weber, of Visalia, was not harmed in the collision.

The police report of this accident will be probably be ready in a week ortwo.  If you would like us to start investigating this accident–please call.  We can come to you. or give me a call at 559-713-0159.  Attorney John Rozier of Visalia.