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Coroner's Bureau Identifies Woman Hit by Truck

Bay City News
Friday March 12, 2010 - 12:28:00 PM

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has identified a pedestrian who was killed in Berkeley on Wednesday night when she was struck by a pickup truck driven by an alleged drunken driver. 

The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the area of Adeline and Harmon streets. Joanne Bolden, a 57-year-old Oakland woman, died at Highland Hospital, according to the coroner's bureau. 

The driver, 42-year-old Oakland resident Jesse Kelly, stopped after the incident and cooperated with police, Officer Andrew Frankel said. 

He was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing injury or death, Frankel said.  

Berkeley police are continuing to investigate the death.