A Lemoore man died early Monday morning after being struck by a car near Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, according to California Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Jersey Avenue and 18th Avenue south of Lemoore.
CHP said a 51-year-old Ruben Baltazar was driving a 2013 Kia Soul westbound when he hit a 42-year-old man walking in the westbound lane. The man died from his injuries.
Baltazar was driving with 48-year-old Hilda Baltazar as a passenger at the time of the incident. Both were uninjured.
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Ruben Baltazar was arrested by CHP for driving under the influence. He was booked into the Kings County Jail for charges of gross vehicular manslaughter with a DUI and a DUI causing bodily injury, both felonies, according to the jail’s inmate website.
His bail was set at $115,000 as of Tuesday morning.
Officers have not released the identity of the pedestrian. The incident is still under investigation by CHP.