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Nov 15, 2013 3:28 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Three charges filed against hit and run suspect

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney announced Friday that three felony charges were filed against Jose Luis Diaz, who is accused of a deadly hit and run on Highway 154.

The crash happened on Friday, November 8 at the intersection with Highway 246.

The California Highway Patrol says Diaz turned in front of a motorcyclist, causing a head-on crash that killed the biker. The CHP says Diaz then left the scene.

Diaz is charged with gross vehicular homicide while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing injury with the enhancement of infliction of great bodily injury, and felony hit and run when the accident results in death.

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