Driver Arrested after Wrong-Way Accident near Betty Drive

TULARE, CA (April 20, 2022) – Sunday morning, 36-year-old Steffan Coulson was killed in a wrong-way collision on Highway 99.

The accident happened around 4:15 a.m., near Betty Drive. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

Per reports, 30-year-old Jose Cabrera was driving a 2020 Honda Civic south in the northbound lanes. As a result, Cabrera collided head-on with a southbound 2015 Nissan Versa, driven by Coulson.

Dispatchers located the two involved vehicles severely damaged upon arrival.  Due to the impact of the collision, medics pronounced Coulson dead at the scene.

Authorities later arrested Cabrera for multiple felony charges upon his released from the hospital. Crews currently believe he was under the influence at the time.

Meanwhile, friends and family of Coulson started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.


No words can mend the broken hearts, and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steffan Coulson.


It is essential to have solid legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a crash. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call them at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and seven days a week through email, text, and online chat. Click here to request a police report.

For more accident news, click here.

LA Weekly