Hanford hit and run suspect turns himself in after fatally striking 21-year-old pedestrian

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A 21-year-old man has turned himself in to police after fatally striking a pedestrian on Friday night.

HANFORD, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 21-year-old man has turned himself in to police after fatally striking a pedestrian on Friday night.

The Hanford Police Department said Benjamin Fernandez turned himself in Saturday morning along with the vehicle that was involved.

Fernandez allegedly hit 21-year-old Joshua Kinser at the intersection E. Lacey Boulevard and 10th avenue in the roadway around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Medical personnel declared Kinser dead on the scene after attempting to provide aid.

Officers were unable to locate a suspect and the sedan involved in the crash.

An investigation is ongoing.

Fernandez was booked into Kings County jail for felony hit and run, causing death and involuntary manslaughter.

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