Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal traffic collision that took the lives of Mary Jane Becerra Corral and Adolfo Corral on Cathedral Oaks Road in the City of Goleta on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  The suspect in the investigation, Eric Mauricio Ramirez-Aguilar of Goleta remains in custody with bail set at $1,000,000.

As part of their investigation, Sheriff’s investigators are requesting anyone who believes they may have had contact with Ramirez-Aguilar on Sunday, February 9, 2020 to contact the Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible. Additionally, investigators request residents to check their doorbell cameras, security cameras, dashboard cameras or any other recordings that may have captured Ramirez-Aguilar and/or his vehicle, a blue 2004 Nissan 350Z convertible, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. 

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Deputy Rockwell Ellis at 805-961-7518, or send him an email at [email protected] . To leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171 or visit our website

The City of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for police services.

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CoastWatch Feb 19, 2020 05:03 PM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

This is EXACTLY why whoever was driving him around should and must be prosecuted for aidding and abetting... That driver (whoever was driving him around) KNEW what he had done- They are scum as well.

DansClan Feb 20, 2020 08:09 AM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

According to Coastal View: Deputies were notified that the suspect in a double fatal traffic accident was being transported by a family member back to Goleta via Highway 101. The vehicle was stopped on the Northbound Casitas Pass Road off ramp and with the assistance of State Parks and K-9 units, the suspect was taken into custody without incident or injury.

giftedinSB Feb 19, 2020 08:44 AM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

Weren't there witnesses? People walking on the bike path or trail or whatnot? I seem to remember a lady commenting that her daughter helped attend to the decedents and called 911, but perhaps I am getting my wires crossed with another incident.

72torinomike Feb 19, 2020 12:48 PM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

In addition to proof that he was driving the vehicle I would think they would be looking for confirmation that he was drinking prior to the accident. I can see a defense attorney trying to mitigate the circumstances and making the claim that due to the accident he started drinking afterwards. The three hour period following the accident to being apprehended is plenty of time to drink oneself over the limit.

a-1585463639 Feb 19, 2020 09:58 AM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

To me, it sounds like they are looking for ANY proof that he was driving that vehicle anywhere at any time on that Sunday. Maybe he is claiming he was out of town and his car was stolen. Everyone, anywhere in SB should check their cameras before the footage is deleted. Luckily it is a pretty distinctive car with a bright-ish color, so it shouldn't be too difficult to skim your footage for the day.

a-1585463639 Feb 19, 2020 12:53 AM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

Someone must have picked this guy up. He didn’t walk to Ventura. It’s incomprehensible that two people are dead and there is a possibility no one will be held accountable for it. Pretty obvious who did it. His car is at the scene, when they catch up to him 3 hours later he is drunk and on his way out of the county, when pulled over he refuses to exit the vehicle and he has a prior DUI and child endangerment. Hmmmm...

a-1585463639 Feb 19, 2020 12:51 PM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

How do we know he was drunk when he was driving? Maybe he got drunk after he ran from the scene of an accident that killed 2 people? Seems like everyone thinks this is just a slam dunk DUI case, but there's obviously some holes the DA is trying to patch up before trial. This is an awful and terrible thing and the local community (where both victims and suspect live) is having a rough time.

PitMix Feb 19, 2020 08:25 AM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

Amazing to me that the guy that was helping him escape is not somehow guilty of a crime. Can you claim ignorance of why your drunk friend needs to suddenly get out of town and that is enough to let you go?

Minibeast Feb 18, 2020 10:20 PM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

Why wouldn't there be proof he was the last person driving that car? Won't there be DNA on the steering wheel and the door handles? Did he have the presence of mind to wipe down the car before ditching it? What about his fingerprints, the seat adjustment and so on? Or have I seen too much CSI?

ChillinGrillin Feb 18, 2020 10:58 PM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

DNA would be in a murder where blood is literally on his hands, or in a sexual assault where there's...yeah. Fingerprints aren't totally reliable, they can be smudged and only show the person in question was in the car at some point in the recent past, not that they had possession of a car during a certain time period. Seat adjustment wouldn't hold up in court. So sad, I hope they can find camera footage and/or witnesses...

giftedinSB Feb 19, 2020 09:17 AM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

Yes, he is a scumbag, but he is entitled to the same Constitutional right to due process as any U.S. citizen. If you found yourself in legal trouble, you would be grateful for the right to a fair and timely trial.

a-1585463639 Feb 18, 2020 07:43 PM
Sheriff Asks Public for Information in Fatal Hit and Run

At least this time it's only nine days later they ask for help. That's much better than the usual of three to six weeks down the road stymied again which is typical for both the SBPD & especially the SBSO led by Cryin' Poor Big Billy Brown.

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