TULARE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — One man is dead after a traffic collision in Tulare on Wednesday afternoon.
Tulare Police Officers responded at the intersection of Tulare Avenue and Morrison Street at around 2:30 p.m to a vehicle collision involving two vehicles.
Officers say they found both involved vehicles on the north side of the roadway of Tulare Avenue.
One of the vehicles involved was a red Honda passenger car and the driver was found partially ejected while the passenger was fully ejected and was transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to authorities.
The driver, 29-year-old Gerardo Lupercio of Tulare, was declared deceased at the scene, authorities say.
Witnesses told officers that Lupercio was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed and his vehicle was illegally modified with racing-type equipment.
Authorities say the solo occupant of the additional vehicle was also transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the Tulare Police Department.