On Sunday at approximately 5:05 p.m., Tulare Police Department was dispatched to a traffic collision in the area of Bardsley Avenue and P Street in the City of Tulare. Upon arrival, Officers located a traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian. 

An adult male, 26 Tulare, was contacted and identified as the driver of the vehicle. The pedestrian, a female adult, was also located on scene and was identified as Maria De la Cruz, 71 of Porterville. The female adult was transported by ambulance to an area hospital and died of injuries as a result of the collision. 

The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and was fully cooperating with the investigation. The incident is being investigated by the Tulare Police Department Traffic Unit. Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare Police Department Traffic Unit at 559-684-4296.

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