May 31, 2015- A Tulare County woman was killed in an SUV collision, on Sunday. The vehicle accident happened in Visalia, at approximately 1 PM, on Lovers Lane.
Michael Thayer, 19 years old, was driving a 2007 Jeep Patriot north on Lovers Lane. The Sport Utility Vehicle tried to make a left turn onto Tulare Avenue, and was struck by a 1996 Honda Accord that was traveling south on Lovers Lane.
Fahm Sautern, 41, of Visalia, was a passenger in the Honda. She sustained serious injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Kaweah Delta Medical Center. She succumbed to her injuries and died in the hospital on Thursday, June 4th.
Two other passengers in the Accord; Sou Saefong, and Ying Saechao, suffered minor to moderate injuries. Ty Phanachone, 63 years old, the driver of the Honda, was not injured. Thayer also was not hurt.
While our condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim, we recognize that no monetary sum can ease the pain and loss felt after a tragedy such as this. However, just monetary compensation can help ease the burden of medical bills, final expenses, and help support any dependents left behind by the deceased.