VISALIA, CALIFORNIA (January 4, 2017) – According to the Visalia Police Department, 45-year-old James Wilhelm was struck and killed on Wednesday by a big-rig on Santa Fe Street and Sequoia Avenue, just south of Highway 198. (map)
The VPD reported that Wilhelm was sitting underneath a tractor trailer when he was struck by the truck around 2:14 p.m. The driver of the tractor trailer, 34-year-old Juan Negrete, remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
The VPD states that Wilhelm suffered a head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the collision is unknown and is under investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
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