On Monday, September 5, 2016, a man was killed in a big rig accident, in Visalia. The Tulare County semi truck crash happened on Plaza Drive, near Goshen Avenue, at around 5:28 AM.
A 2003 Nissan Sentra, driven by 19-year-old Spencer Baker, was traveling northbound on Plaza Drive. For an unknown reason, just north of Goshen Avenue, the automobile rear-ended a tractor-trailer, driven by Jose Lopez.
The semi had also been northbound on Goshen Ave., when the crash occurred.
Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lopez was uninjured.
Issues still remaining to be investigated include determining the speed of the big rig, whether road conditions may have contributed to this accident, and whether the facts of this accident as reported are accurate.