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Pedestrian Killed in Truck Accident on Dinuba Boulevard, in Visalia

April 26, 2015- A pedestrian accident ended in fatality on Sunday, in Tulare County.  The pickup truck collision occurred in Visalia, at about 8:33 PM, and was reportedly caused by a drunk driver.

A 2000 Chevy pickup truck, driven by Claudio Cruz-Torres, 30, was headed south on Dinuba Boulevard, near Vine street.  As the Chevrolet was just north of the Bethlehem Center, the vehicle hit Jessie Gavino Contreras, 21, who had been crossing the street, westbound.

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Contreras died at the scene of the accident.

Visalia Police determined that Torres was driving while intoxicated.

If you need legal counseling or representation for this accident, please give me a call. Attorney John Rozier, of Visalia, just miles from the scene of the collision. Our office is located on Caldwell Avenue. 559-713-0159 or