A 13-year-old Goshen boy was fatally struck by two cars while trying to run across Highway 99 in Visalia.
The incident happened around 8:50 p.m. on the southbound lanes near Betty Drive.
According to California Highway Patrol officers, the young boy and a friend climbed over the highway fence and were running across the lanes.
While running across, the victim was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet driven by a 50-year-old Bakersfield man.
Shortly after, the young boy was struck again by a 2013 Dodge driven by a Oak Grove resident.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
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