July 17, 2016- A vehicle accident ended in fatality for one child, near Visalia, on Sunday. The Tulare County SUV collision took place on Highway 198 and Road 196, at about 9:00 PM.
A 2009 Nissan Versa, driven by Leticia Ramirez, of Woodlake, was reported to have driven into the path of a 2004 Chevy Tahoe.
The Chevrolet, driven by Ramon Garcia, of Visalia, was headed westbound on Hwy 198, when it crashed into the right side of the Nissan automobile.
An 8-year-old girl in the car died at the scene.
Rosa Perez, 17, another occupant in the Nissan, suffered minor injuries. Ramirez also sustained minor injuries.
Socorro Garcia, 42, a passenger in the Tahoe, suffered minor injuries.
The collision is now under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim. Issues still remaining to be investigated include determining the speed of the vehicles, whether road conditions may have contributed to this accident, and whether the facts of this accident as reported are accurate.