Yolanda Ruiz Pronounced Dead after Fatal Hit-and-Run near Tulare Avenue

VISALIA, CA (October 24, 2022) – Wednesday night, Adrianna Watters was arrested after fatally striking Yolanda Ruiz on Mooney Boulevard.

The deadly collision happened around 9:00 p.m., near Tulare Avenue in Visalia. Dispatchers responded to the scene shortly after receiving multiple calls in the area.

Per reports, Watters was driving a vehicle when she struck Ruiz at the intersection. Following the impact, Watters left the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

Medics arrived and transported the severely injured pedestrian to a local hospital where she later died.

The driver of the involved vehicle, 22-year-old Adrianna Watters, turned herself into the police shortly after. Police officers later booked Adrianna Watters for felony hit-and-run.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened. 

Those with further information are encouraged to contact Visalia officials as soon as possible. Once available, more details will be provided.

The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of Yolanda Ruiz. May you find comfort and strength during this time.

Losing someone in a pedestrian accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation.

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