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Vehicle Accident Between Pickup and Semi Truck on Highway 198, near Visalia

San Joaquin Valley Automobile Accident Lawyer John Rozier has the subsequent update; On Saturday, December 20, 2014, a fatal vehicle collision happened on Highway 198.  The Tulare County semi truck accident occurred just west of Visalia, at approximately 1:42 PM.

A 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup truck was traveling east on Highway 198, near Road 60.  The truck, which was driven by Joseph Oliveira, of Porterville, was driving in the lefthand lane on the freeway.

For an unknown reason the Chevrolet drifted into the right lane and smashed into the back of a big rig, that was driven by William Weber, of Visalia.  The semi was carrying milk at the time of the crash.

Oliveira was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  It is reported that he was not wearing his seat belt when the incident happened.

Weber was reported to have been uninjured.

Mr. Rozier is located right here in Visalia and would like to speak to the family of the accident victim.  Please give him a call at 559-713-0159.  You can also contact him online at