Two killed after tree falls on Highway 99 near Visalia, creating a pile-up

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two people were killed this morning in a chain-reaction crash on Highway 99 at Betty Drive, near Visalia. The California ...

January 10, 2023
11:58 PM

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two people were killed this morning in a chain-reaction crash on Highway 99 at Betty Drive, near Visalia. The California Highway Patrol says at about 5:30 am on Tuesday a eucalyptus tree fell on the northbound lanes of traffic and slammed into a pickup truck, killing the man driving. Some witnesses reported that lightning hit the tree before it fell, but the CHP has not yet been able to confirm if it caused the tree to fall. In the moments that followed, several more vehicles also crashed into the tree.