On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, an automobile collision fatally injured a 65 year old man, in Visalia. The vehicle accident took place on the St. John’s River bridge, on McAuliff Street, at 3:30 AM.
A 1999 Hyundai Accent, driven by Jose De Jesus Sanchez, was headed south on McAuliff St., over the bridge, near Golden West High School. A Honda Accord, traveling at a faster speed, was also southbound across the bridge.
The Honda ran into the back of the Hyundai and pushed both vehicles completely across the bridge. The cars came to rest in front of the high school.
Sanchez died at the scene of the collision.
Michael Coffman, the driver of the Accord, and his passenger, both were injured. They refused medical treatment.