On Friday, January 26, 2018, a tractor-trailer collision left one man seriously injured, south of Cutler. The Tulare County semi truck crash took place on Highway 63, at about 4:30 PM.
Ryan Aiello, of Squaw Valley, was driving northbound on State Route 63/Road 124, in a 2014 Chevy. Near Avenue 386 the Chevrolet was following a 2015 Peterbilt lemon hauler, driven by Gaston Espinosa, of Delano.
The big rig slowed down to turn left onto Avenue 386, and the car did not slow down in time. The Chevy smashed into the back of the semi, and lemons spilled on the roadway.
Aiello suffered severe injuries and was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, in Visalia.
Espinosa sustained minor injuries.
Issues still remaining to be investigated; determining whether road conditions may have contributed to this accident and any malfunctions of the vehicle.