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UPDATE: Suspected driver in deadly Goleta hit-and-run arrested, victims identified

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 06:18:33-05
2 dead after hit and run in Goleta, officials actively looking for driver responsible

UPDATE (3:02 a.m.) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office officials say they have arrested the man believed to be involved in the hit-and-run crash in Goleta.

Deputies found 39-year-old Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar of Goleta around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. He was the passenger of a vehicle in Carpenteria.

The vehicle was stopped and Aguilar was taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle was found to be uninvolved in the hit-and-run in Goleta.

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

The investigation is ongoing.


UPDATE (8:48 p.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office confirms the second pedestrian has died after a fatal vehicle vs pedestrian collision in Goleta.

Officials are investigating the incident as a hit and run, telling KSBY they believe the driver took off on foot. The suspect vehicle is on scene, according to authorities.

The driver is described as a male about 6-foot, with a thin build and facial hair wearing a black hoodie jacket. Officials said he was last seen headed westbound down Cathedral Oaks.

Cathedral Oaks will be closed from Winchester Canyon to Brandon until further notice as deputies investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Center at 805-683-2724.


ORIGINAL STORY (6:23 p.m.) - One person is dead and another injured following a vehicle collision in west Goleta, officials say.

Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a vehicle versus two pedestrians near Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Canyon Sunday evening.

Officials say one person is being transported to the hospital with major injuries.

Emergency crews are on scene and law enforcement is currently investigating.

Officials say drivers can expect delays in the area.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.