Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

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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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JB86 Feb 09, 2020 06:06 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for DUI in Double Fatal Hit and Run

The incident was at Gerard and Cathedral Oaks. After the initial report of veh vs 2 peds, someone reported there was an ejection. First on-scene reported one 11-44 and one Red tag receiving CPR. I believe the second party was transported to Cottage.


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