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Woman Struck and Killed by Car at Giddings Street and Vassar Avenue in Visalia

Jennifer Pinkham ID’d as Woman Killed in Visalia Pedestrian Accident at Giddings Street and Vassar Avenue

Visalia, California (August 15, 2019) – Jennifer Pinkham, 20, has been identified as the woman who was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver Wednesday night at an intersection in Visalia.

The fatal accident happened at about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 at the intersection of Giddings Street and Vassar Avenue.

Authorities said Pinkham was crossing Giddings Street and Vassar Avenue when for an unknown reason, she was hit by a Ford F-150 that was operated by Kenneth Bates, 50.

Pinkham was taken to Kaweah Medical Center but died en route to the hospital.

Bates was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence causing bodily injury or death. He was booked into the Tulare County Pretrial Facility.

An investigation into the crash is underway.

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