Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
7:00 a.m., February 11, 2020
 
Late yesterday, the suspect’s bail was increased to $1,000,000.

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
12:30 p.m., February 10, 2020
 

Last night, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 39-year-old Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar of Goleta for his connection to a hit-and-run that left two people dead. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail of $100,000 and his booking photo is now available. Below is a list of his charges:

  • 2 counts 191.5(A) PC- Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (felony)
  • 1 count 23153 VC- DUI Causing Injury (felony)
  • 1 count 20001(A) VC- Hit and Run Causing Death/Injury (felony)
  • 1 count 20001(C) VC- Flee the Scene of a Crime After Commission of Vehicular Manslaughter (felony)
  • 1 count 23558 VC- Enhancement for Bodily Injury or Death of More Than One Victim While DUI (felony)
  • 1 count 23152(A)VC- DUI Alcohol (misdemeanor)
Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
February 10, 2020
 

At 5:20 p.m. [Sunday] afternoon, Sheriff’s Deputies responded with County Fire and American Medical Response (AMR) to Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Canyon on a report of a vehicle that hit two pedestrians. While deputies were on their way, the driver of the vehicle ran from the scene and was last seen westbound on Cathedral Oaks. When deputies arrived, they confirmed that one of the pedestrians was deceased. Deputies then took over life saving measures for the second pedestrian. AMR and Fire arrived shortly after and took over care of the patient, transporting her to the hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. 

Deputies assisting with the call searched the area for the suspect and two K9 units responded. At 8:30 p.m., deputies located the suspect who was the passenger in a vehicle in Carpinteria. The vehicle was stopped and 39-year-old Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar of Goleta was taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle in Carpinteria was determined to be uninvolved with the hit-and-run and was released at the scene. Aguilar will later be booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail. 

The decedents have been identified as 44-year-old Adolfo Corral Corral and 44-year-old Mary Jane Becerra Corral of Goleta. 

The Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team is conducting a thorough investigation of the scene that requires a section of Cathedral Oaks be closed to traffic. Cathedral Oaks has been closed from Winchester Canyon to Brandon until the initial investigation has been completed. 


Update by edhat staff
6:00 p.m., February 9, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department confirmed one pedestrian was killed and another suffered major injuries after being struck by a vehicle in west Goleta.

The collision took place at Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Circle where law enforcement is performing an investigation.

Traffic restrictions are underway in the area. 

This is a developing story.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
5:22 p.m., February 9, 2020
 

Hit and run at Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Canyon with injuries to two pedestrians. One is pronounced dead on arrival (black tag).

 

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PitMix Feb 10, 2020 12:38 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

Hopefully this is charged as a double 2nd degree murder rather than some minor hit and run felony. Those two people were given a death sentence and the criminal needs to be given a life sentence.

a-1591074001 Feb 10, 2020 09:28 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

Very sad on so many levels. And the woman who died was a teacher at La Patera Elementary School. Rough day for that school community today, be prepared to talk to your kids if they are students there :-(

FredMertzEE Feb 10, 2020 09:27 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

It looks like he is being held and the bail amount is $100k. Given that he may have killed two people and already attempted to evade arrest and fled an accident scene, that seems extremely light.

MountainMan4865 Feb 10, 2020 07:05 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

Reading is absolutely fundamental. It wasn't until a while later, and reading several different articles, that I pieced together the time lapse and the vehicle change. My bad.

a-1591074001 Feb 10, 2020 01:17 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

If I knew someone who had just hit someone I would pick them up as well. Of course I would talk them into turning themselves in, but if it were a loved one, I would have picked them up as well. I am baffled by the $100k bond! It should have been $1mil.

jqb Feb 10, 2020 12:49 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

The arrest happened more than 3 hours after the hit and run. The notion that the person driving the car at the time the murderer was apprehended was "an accomplice" or "aided and abetted" him in a crime, when that driver was not at the scene, is ludicrous. Fortunately, the police actually understand the law and other basic facts of reality. Give it rest.

CoastWatch Feb 10, 2020 12:40 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

"A criminal charge of "aiding and abetting" or accessory can usually be brought against anyone who helps in the commission of a crime, though legal distinctions vary by state. A person charged with these accomplice crimes is usually not present when the crime itself is committed, but he or she has knowledge of the crime before or after the fact, and may assist in its commission through advice, actions, or financial support. Depending on the degree of involvement, the offender's participation in the crime may rise to the level of conspiracy..."

a-1591074001 Feb 10, 2020 12:39 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

I heard a transmission not too long after the accident that a black SUV was seen cruising the area, but it wasn't stopped or anything just noted. I don't think they took the license number down or anything. The stop was on Castis Pass at the 101 at the time I had no idea it was the suspect or I would have posted. This is one of the worst calls I have ever heard and I have been listening to scanners since the 70's..Rest in Peace Mom and Dad.

jqb Feb 10, 2020 12:12 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

"if the driver picked up the suspect and knew what had happened" -- which you have no way of knowing. "then they could have been an accomplice" -- an accomplice? It was a hit and run, and that person wasn't on the scene. "We don't know if that's the case though." -- we do actually; the police determined that it isn't. It's not "frustration" that drives CW, it's something far darker.

a-1591074001 Feb 10, 2020 12:09 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

JQB - I think the frustration here is that, if the driver picked up the suspect and knew what had happened, then they could have been an accomplice. We don't know if that's the case though.

jqb Feb 10, 2020 12:08 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

"driving the scumbag out of the area" -- you have no idea where the driver was going. He was not arrested because there was no legal basis to do so ... we don't yet live in a fascist state.

CoastWatch Feb 10, 2020 12:07 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

@JQB- The driver of the vehicle that was driving the suspect (passenger/scumbag) out of the area was aiding and abetting a hit and run felon... Yes, you are correct- "reading is fundamental", look up "aiding and abetting"- it's a crime.

jqb Feb 10, 2020 12:04 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

Reading is fundamental. The suspect was *later* found riding as the passenger in a different vehicle. The driver of that vehicle had nothing to do with the previous incident involving his passenger (who was not a passenger at the time of the hit-and-run, he was the driver).

a-1591074001 Feb 10, 2020 09:02 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

So tragic. This is an area where people are out walking all the time, with and without dogs, riding bikes, pushing baby strollers, etc. And people drive on C.O. like it's the 101. Thanks to law enforcement for making such a quick arrest, and heartfelt prayers to the family, friends and canine companion of the couple.

CoastWatch Feb 10, 2020 06:37 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

This will affect alot of families in the local Goleta neighborhood as the husband and wife had local kids in the area...SO tragic and senseless, SO many people, from first responders to neighbors, family and friends.

a-1591074001 Feb 09, 2020 09:33 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

CHP- Cathedral Oaks at Winchester: 8:32 PM. [CHP]-SBSO LL VEH JUST PULLED OVER // SUSP REFUSING TO GET OUT AND IS ONLY SPEAKING SPANISH // REQ SPANISH SPEAKING CHP. 7:03 PM.. PER SBSO - C33 CANCELLED, UNITS STILL 97 LOOKING AROUND AREA. THEY ARE WORKING W/CORONER AND PUBLIC WORKS TO CONTINUE FOR CLOSURE // 210 CPZ MDC. 7:00 PM .PER SBSO - STILL PINGING SAME AS LN 31 W/I 1/2 MI RADIUS OF 1020. HAS NOT MOVED IN LAST 1/2 .5:21 PM 2 [7] 1039 SBSO 5:19 PM. 2 PEDS POSS HIT BY A BLU SD

Roger Feb 09, 2020 08:18 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

That confirmed 1144 was the 2nd victim they both died...Rest in Peace I hope someone takes the dog in...They still haven't caught the suspect far as I know...I'm calling it a night..

a-1591074001 Feb 09, 2020 09:13 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

@shwackd was he wearing pajama like bottoms? I saw a man on foot with black hoodie, facial hair, black pajama like pants with greenish lines on the pants. I tried to drive back around to take a picture. He was gone! A Sherriff was passing by also.

goletamama Feb 09, 2020 06:37 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

Hi- I was there before the medics came. Our backyard faces CAthedral Oaks where accident occurred. My daughter heard the accident and I went out. One girl on the ground unconscious. One man receiving CPR. One car in a fence about 300 yards beyond. Many items strewn. Including a dog ball chucker. I think a dog took off- perhaps walked by the man. I believe he was the one who died. Very very difficult scene to process. I will not ever forget it.

Evergreen1 Feb 09, 2020 07:27 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

I was walking my dog when I saw a golden retriever running By the intersection of Brandon and evergreen. The dog looked spooked. We called the tag not knowing what had happened. A nice family took the dog in and handled the situation. I’m glad the dog is safe and hopefully will be reunited with its owner soon.

Roger Feb 09, 2020 06:58 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

CHP Report on the Website said 2 pedestrians were hit but I also heard someone was ejected I think the man and woman were hit by the car. Maybe they thought someone was ejected from the vehicle in the beginning. I also heard that the man who was doing CPR on the victim first to arrive was an off duty Medic for AMR...

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