30-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Collision near Tenth Street

HANFORD, CA (April 14, 2023) – Friday, Chelsey Jacuinde was killed and Thomas Barker was arrested after a hit-and-run crash on 10th Avenue.

The incident occurred near the intersection of 10th Avenue and 10th Street on April 7th.

According to reports, 35-year-old Barker was driving a Dodge Charger and struck Jacuinde. Upon impact, Barker immediately fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced 30-year-old Jacuinde dead due to the extent of her condition.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties.

Following preliminary duties, officers took Barker into custody at the Kings County Jail for hit-and-run charges causing death. Once available, further details will be provided.

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

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