Daniel Ledesma, 37, was walking on the sidewalk on Visalia Road when the fatal accident happened. An 18-year-old driver heading east on Visalia approached the intersection of Shasta Avenue when a woman was crossing the road.
The driver swerved to avoid the woman and lost control of his car, partially hopping the sidewalk curb, reports the Visalia Times-Delta. The vehicle crashed into Ledesma, killing him at the scene. After striking the pedestrian, the car crashed into a fence before coming to rest at a power pole.
The driver and his female passenger were uninjured in the crash, reports the Visalia Times-Delta. The investigation is ongoing, and officials say the results will determine if any citations are issued.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):