Man Struck by Multiple Vehicles in Accident near Road 56
TULARE COUNTY, CA (March 6, 2018) – A man was killed in a hit-and-run collision near Highway 137 on Tuesday evening.
The incident occurred just after 8:30 PM near Highway 137 and Road 56. Witnesses contacted officers after finding a body lying on the road. CHP Sgt. Michael Donnelly stated that the victim, a man of Visalia in his mid-50’s, was driving his Chevy pickup west on Highway 137 when he lost control of the truck and crashed into a fence. He got out of the truck and started walking away from the crash when a vehicle struck him.
More vehicles also struck the man but no one stopped. The first suspect driver also fled the scene, leaving behind oil marks on the road. California Highway Patrol officers are hoping the marks and other evidence collected at the scene will lead them to an arrest. Officers do not have details on the suspect vehicle description at this time except having front-end damage.
Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was called to assist in the investigation and officers remained at the scene all night collecting evidence. Officers are still investigating the incident but they are speculating that alcohol may be involved. Investigators found alcohol containers inside the pickup truck, and they are exploring the possibility of the driver being under the influence.
Authorities have not released the victim’s identity. Anyone who has more information on the incident is urged to contact the Visalia Area CHP at (559) 734-6767.
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim in this horrible accident. May he rest in peace.
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