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One Killed in Truck Collision on Highway 99, and Avenue 152, in Tulare County

February 20, 2016- A fatal truck accident took place near Tipton, on Saturday.  The vehicle collision occurred on Highway 99, during the afternoon hours, near Olive Street.

Ross Raposas, 67, of Las Vegas, was driving a 2000 Chevy pickup, south on State Route 99.  He exited at Avenue 152, and lost control of his truck.


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The Chevrolet drove across the median and crash into a 2004 Honda Accord, which was driven by Andrea Behena, 26, of Tipton.

The force of the collision caused both vehicles to overturn.  The automobile coming to rest on the driver’s side, and the black truck landing on its roof.

A passenger in the Honda; Martin Lara Jr., 25, died at the scene.

Behena suffered major injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

Two little girls; 7 years old and 1 years old, in the car, sustained minor injuries.  Raposas also sustained minor injuries.

Fresno-Visalia-Bakersfield accident attorney, John Rozier. Your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths and personal injuries. Our condolences go out to the families in this collision. Please let us help you. Contact online, or call me at 559-713-0159.