21-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run near 10th Avenue, One Arrested

HANFORD, CA (November 9, 2022) – Friday night, Joshua Kinser was killed in a pedestrian hit-and-run on Lacey Boulevard.

Officers responded to the scene around 9:30 p.m., near 10th Avenue.

Reports indicate that 21-year-old Kinser was struck by a vehicle that immediately fled the scene. Responding medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Emergency crews closed both directions of the roadway for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties.

The following morning, 21-year-old Benjamin Fernandez, turned himself in at the Hanford Police Department. As a result, police booked Fernandez into Kings County Jail for felony hit-and-run, causing a fatality and involuntary manslaughter. 

No further details regarding the Lacey Boulevard incident have been released to the public. Hanford Officials will provide more information once available. 

Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joshua Kinser. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.

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