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Tulare County Car Crash Kills One on Road 224, in Porterville

October 15, 2016- A car crash killed one man, in Porterville, on Saturday.  The Tulare County automobile collision occurred on Road 224/Westwood Street, at around 11:20 PM.

A man in his 50s, from Porterville, was driving a 1999 Toyota south on Road 224.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle, north of Avenue 178.

The Toyota drove off the west side of Westwood Street, then back on headed across the roadway.  He was hit by a 2010 GMC pickup truck, driven by Richard Meja, of Terra Bella, that was traveling north.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meja and his passenger, Gabriela Haro, 19, suffered minor injuries.

Investigation is needed to determine whether the vehicle malfunctioned, and whether road conditions may have contributed to the accident. Please give Attorney John Rozier a call. Your lawyer for all wrongful deaths, and car collisions. 559-713-0159, or contact the firm online.