On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, a fatal motorcycle accident took place in Visalia. The SUV crash occurred on Akers Street, near Goshen Avenue, at around 6 PM.
Cody Holmes, 26, was riding a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle north on Akers Street. At the same time, Phyllis Fechner, 85 years old, was driving southbound on Akers, in a white, 2004 Hyundai SUV.
The Hyundai made a left-hand turn, to get into the Save Mart shopping center parking lot, right in front of the bike. The Yamaha crashed into the Sport Utility Vehicle.
Holmes was pronounced dead at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, in Visalia.
Fechner, who suffered serious head injuries, was medi-flighted to Community Regional Medical Center. She died from her wounds while in the hospital, on Thursday, November 12th.
A passenger in the Hyundai, William Smith, 90, sustained severe injuries and was also airlifted to the Fresno hospital. He is still in critical condition.
This accident is still under investigation.