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Bicyclist Heather Maciel Killed in Tulare Crash, Barry Dantzler Arrested [Visalia, CA]

Bicyclist Heather Maciel Killed in Tulare Crash, Barry Dantzler Arrested [Visalia, CA]

Heather Maciel Killed in Crash, Suspect Arrested

 
Visalia, CA (May 29, 2020)– On Friday, bicyclist Heather Maciel died in a crash, and police arrested the suspected driver, 30-year-old Barry Dantzler.
 
Dantzler was a suspect of 37-year-old Heather Sloan‘s homicide case. The victim’s body was found on Tuesday, May 26, at home in the area of 1500 S. Thomas Court.
 
 
Following the search of Dantzler, police located him Friday night, May 29, at around 7 p.m near a Motel 6 in Tulare. He then immediately fled in a vehicle and failed to stop.
 
Moreover, Dantzler then lost control of his vehicle and collided into a utility pole, causing the car to roll over. The car in effect struck 44 year old Heather Maciel, who died on the spot.
 
At this time, Dantzler is facing charges for homicide, home invasion, felony evading, as well as the death of the cyclist.
 
Furthermore, officers continue to investigate the incidents, and anyone with information may contact Detective Martinez at 559-713-4156 or the anonymous tip line at 559-713-4738.


Sweet Lawyers extends our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Heather Maciel.



 

Wrongful Death Claims

 
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. While assigning blame may feel unsuitable in a time like this, it is important to make sure your family is covered in the face of tragedy. Therefore, it is crucial that everyone know what to do in the immediate aftermath of an accident similar to that on Tulare Avenue.