On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Visalia, a vehicle collision ended in the death of a victim who has been identified as Jose De Jesus Sanchez. The accident occurred on McAuliff Street, at approximately 3:30 AM.
A black, 1999 Hyundai Accent, driven by Jose De Jesus Sanchez, 65 years old, was headed southbound across the St. John’s River bridge. Michael Coffman, 22, and his passenger were also driving southbound on McAuliff St., in a black, Honda Accord.
Sanchez was driving at a slower rate of speed than Coffman, and the two cars crashed. The Honda rear-ended the Hyundai, and both automobiles came to rest just south of the bridge, in front of Golden West High School.
Sanchez died at the scene of the collision. Coffman and his passenger sustained injuries, but refused medical treatment.
The fatal accident continues to be under investigation.