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Investigators asking for public help with Goleta hit-and-run investigation

Posted at 5:14 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 20:14:28-05

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help with its investigation into a deadly hit-and-run in Goleta earlier this month.

Adolfo Corral and Mary Jane Becerra Corral were killed when they were struck by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver.

It happened on the evening of Sunday, February 9.

The couple was walking along Cathedral Oaks Rd. near Winchester Canyon Rd. when they were hit.

Eric Mauricio Ramirez-Aguilar, 39, was arrested several hours after the crash.

Sheriff's investigators are asking anyone who believes they may have had contact with Ramirez-Aguilar that day to contact the sheriff's office. Residents are also asked to check their home security cameras or dashboard cameras for any possible video or images of Ramirez-Aguilar or his vehicle on Sunday, February 9.

Ramirez-Aguilar's vehicle is described as a blue 2004 Nissan 350Z convertible, similar to the photos below.

Ramirez-Aguilar has been charged with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one count of fleeing the scene of an accident that resulted in death, and one count of driving under the influence causing injury. He also faces special allegations of fleeing the scene after committing the offense of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, personally inflicting great bodily injury and causing death or bodily injury to multiple victims. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held at Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $1 million.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Deputy Rockwell Ellis at (805) 961-7518 or To leave an anonymous tip, call (805) 681-4171 or visit the sheriff's website.

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