On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, a motorcycle rider was killed in a vehicle accident on Akers Street. The Tulare County SUV crash occurred in Visalia, at around 6 PM.
Cody Holmes, was riding on a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle, traveling north on Akers Street. Near Goshen Avenue, a white, 2004 Hyundai SUV, was headed southbound on Akers.
Phyllis Fechner, 85, the driver of the Sport Utility Vehicle, turned left into the Save Mart shopping center, directly into the path of the bike. The two vehicles crashed into each other.
Holmes was severely injured. He was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Fechner and her passenger; William Smith, 90 years old, suffered major injuries. They were medi-flighted to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.
Phyllis Fechner died on Thursday, November 12th, while in the hospital.