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A teenager driver was killed and his passenger injured in a Visalia crash Tuesday afternoon.
Miguel Maldonado, 18, of Visalia was driving a Dodge Neon and struck a tree in the center median of Akers Road north of Caldwell Street around 1:40 p.m., Visalia police said. He died at the scene of the accident.
Maldonado’s passenger, Amajeia Alafa, 26, of Visalia was taken to an area hospital for moderate injuries.
“Speed is a factor in the collision,” Visalia police said. “The cause of the collision is still under investigation.”
The area was shut down to traffic.