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Update to Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident, on Balch Park Road, near Springville

Tulare County Wrongful Death Attorney John Rozier has the following accident update;  The bicyclist killed in the hit-and-run collision, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, had been identified.  The drunk driving car crash happened near Springville, northeast of Porterville.

27-year-old Joseph Valley, was driving intoxicated in a Chrysler headed south on Balch Park Road.  At that time Octavio Munguia, 51, was riding his bicycle northbound on Balch.


The 2005 automobile veered across the double-yellow line and crashed into Mungia.  The victim was ejected from the bike and hit by the Chrysler.

Valley then drove off, but was found later and arrested.

Mungia died at the scene of the collision.

Our condolences to the families and friends of the victim. Please let Mr. Rozier help. Contact us online, or call at 559-713-0159.