TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — At least one person was killed Wednesday morning following a rollover crash in Tulare County between Visalia and Tulare, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported around 6 a.m. along Avenue 264, just east of Road 92b and Highway 99, said Sgt. Steve Beal. A 36-year-old woman from Tulare was driving a 2016 GMC SUV west on Avenue 264 at an unknown speed, when she failed to negotiate the curve in the road near Highway 99, which resulted in the vehicle overturning into a dirt lot near the road.
The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown out of the vehicle. She was declared dead by emergency crews.
Beal said the CHP wants to remind people that seat belts save lives when properly worn.
The investigation is ongoing and it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
The collision occurred at an unknown time of the night. Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to contact the Visalia CHP office at 559-734-6767.