Bicyclist Pronounced Dead after Fatal Crash near Ben Maddox Way

VISALIA, CA (July 19, 2022) – Early Tuesday morning, a bicycle accident on Highway 198 claimed the life of one person.

The incident happened after 5:00 a.m., near Ben Maddox Way. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

Officials state that a bicyclist was traveling along Highway 198 when for reasons currently unknown, they were struck from behind by a Kia Optima.

Due to the extent of his condition, first responders were unable to revive the bicyclist and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Crews closed the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Meanwhile, the Kia driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Officials have not released the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin. At this time, authorities continue to investigate the deadly bicycle accident. Those with further information about the incident are encouraged to call Visalia Officials as soon as possible.


The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victim. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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