51-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck by Off-Duty Officer near Bethel Avenue

SANGER, CA (April 21, 2023) – Wednesday morning, Ana Ortega was killed in a pedestrian accident on Clinton Avenue.

The incident occurred around 8:00 a.m., at the intersection of East Clinton and North Bethel Avenue.

Per reports, a 45-year-old off-duty officer driving a pickup-truck struck a woman who was walking her dog on a paved road.

Upon impact, the officer pulled over and attempted life-saving measures on the female pedestrian. However, medics later pronounced 51-year-old Ortega, of Sanger dead at the scene.

In addition, Ortega’s dog was taken to Fresno County SPCA with significant injuries.

Following preliminary duties, authorities do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor. Although, investigators are looking into distracted driving as a potential cause.

No further details regarding the Clinton Avenue pedestrian crash have been released to the public.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Ana Ortega. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. For more accident news, click here.

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