On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, a man was killed after he was run over by a semi truck, in Visalia. The Tulare County big rig crash took place on Santa Fe Street, at around 2:00 PM.
James Wilhelm, 45, was asleep under the trailer of an Orchard Supply Hardware vehicle.
Juan Negrete, 34, had parked the tractor-trailer to run an errand. He got back to the semi and started to pull out, but didn’t notice the man asleep underneath, until it was too late.
The big rig truck’s trailer ran the victim over.
Wilhelm was pronounced dead at the scene.