DUI Driver Desiree Parker Arrested in Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Hanford
HANFORD, CA (August 29, 2019) – A 55-year-old Marsino Salas died two days after a DUI hit-and-run crash Thursday evening in Hanford.
The crash happened around 7:00 p.m. outside the Smart and Final on Lacey Boulevard.
Hanford police responded to the scene and found Salas lying on the ground with his face covered in blood. He was unable to move or speak and was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center with serious injuries to his head.
Despite life-saving efforts, Salas was declared dead Saturday morning.
According to police, a black Pontiac, driven by a 32-year-old Desiree Monique Parker, struck the victim while riding a bicycle.
After the crash, Parker left Salas in the middle of the road, but officers tracked her down and pulled her over.
They found 2-year-old and 4-year-old children in the car and smelled alcohol on Parker’s breath. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found in her car after a search, Hanford police say.
Police arrested Parker on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run causing injury, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Child Protective Services took the kids and police booked Parker in the Kings County Jail on $165,000 bail.
We offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Marsino Salas. We hope that the investigation of authorities will end up bringing justice wherever it is due.
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