Darrell Cheek and Sue Cheek Killed in Head-On Crash in Visalia
VISALIA, CA (July 6, 2020) – Authorities identified 77-year-old Darrell Cheek and 72-year-old Sue Cheek as the victims killed in a head-on crash in Visalia, Monday evening.
According to the Visalia Police Department, the incident happened at about 7:00 PM. For reasons still under investigation, a Dodge truck left westbound Highway 198 and slammed through a chain-link fence. After that, the truck entered eastbound Mineral King Avenue.
A short time later, the truck collided head-on into an eastbound Nissan Rogue.
Emergency crews pronounced the couple inside the Nissan dead at the scene. Darrell Cheek was a Vietnam Veteran and former auto parts salesman, while Sue Cheek was a longtime office manager before retiring.
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The driver of the truck, later identified as 30-year-old Devin Terry, sustained major injuries.
Visalia police continue to investigate the fatal crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
The Sweet James team would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Darrell Cheek and Sue Cheek.
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