14-Year-Old Boy Dead after Stolen Vehicle Collision near Marlin Avenue

VISALIA, CA (July 29, 2022) – Friday morning, a 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead following a 3-car accident on Highway 63.

The incident happened around 7:40 a.m., just north of Marlin Avenue. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

Per reports, a 15-year-old boy was driving a Chevrolet Silverado south on the highway when he drifted onto the west shoulder. There, the Chevy collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle, driven by a 27-year-old Visalia man.

Upon impact, both vehicles were sent in a westerly direction before crashing into a 2014 Kenworth semi-truck that was parked on the west shoulder of the highway.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, a 14-year-old passenger in the backseat of the Chevy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Medical personnel also transported three other victims to a nearby hospital for further treatment of severe injuries.


The team at Sweet James offers 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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