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Hanford Woman Tragically Killed in Hit-and-Run

Posted on April 10, 2023 | Written By: Robert Koenig

Chelsey Jacuinde of Hanford, CA Was Killed Friday Night In A Hit and Run; A Suspect Has Been Arrested

Chelsey Jacuinde of Hanford, CA Was Killed Friday Night In A Hit and Run; A Suspect Has Been Arrested

Hanford, CA (April 7, 2023) – A hit-and-run incident on Friday night in Hanford claimed the life of a 30-year-old woman, identified as Chelsey Jacuinde of Hanford, according to the Hanford Police Department. The driver responsible for the incident, Thomas Barker, 35, of Hanford, has been taken into custody.

The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. when officers responded to reports of a hit-and-run collision on the northbound lanes of 10th Avenue near Tenth Street. Witnesses stated that a black Dodge Charger had fled the area, and provided police with a partial license plate number.

Chelsey Jacuinde Was Pronounced Dead at the Scene By Hanford Police

Upon arrival, officers discovered Jacuinde in the roadway, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation was launched, during which investigators identified Barker as the driver of the Dodge Charger. On Saturday morning, Barker was apprehended and his crashed vehicle was found.

Barker was taken into custody under suspicion of violation of Vehicle Code Section 20001(A) hit and run resulting in death or injury and violation of Penal Code Section 192(c)(2) vehicular manslaughter. He is currently being held on bail pending further investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Hanford Police Department at (559) 585-2540.

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Pedestrian Safety

This tragedy serves as a reminder to all drivers to remain vigilant while on the roadways, and to take responsibility for their actions. It is essential that drivers abide by all traffic laws and regulations, and remain alert and aware of their surroundings at all times.

Pedestrian fatalities are an all-too-common occurrence on the roads, and incidents such as this highlight the importance of raising awareness and improving road safety measures. The Hanford Police Department has reiterated its commitment to ensuring the safety of all residents, and urges anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Chelsey Jacuinde during this difficult time. We hope that justice will be served, and that this incident will serve as a reminder to all drivers to take their responsibilities seriously and to do their part in keeping our roads safe for everyone.
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