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Santa Barbara City College mourns death of staff member in hit-and-run crash

The couple is survived by their four children
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Posted at 9:37 AM, Feb 10, 2020

Santa Barbara City College announced Monday that one of its employees was killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.

The college's president, Dr. Utpal Goswami, released this statement: "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the news that has begun to be shared in the community. Yesterday evening, a pedestrian hit-and-run in Goleta occurred. We are devastated to learn this morning that it involved our own Adolfo Corral and his wife, Mary Jane. Tragically, they did not survive."

Adolfo Corral was the Equity, Diversity & Cultural Competency Coordinator at SBCC. The college will provide grief support on campus Monday for faculty, staff and students.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says the two were walking on Cathedral Oaks Rd. near Winchester Canyon Rd. Sunday evening when a driver hit them.

Adolfo was pronounced dead at the scene. Mary Jane was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries.

According to a GoFundMe page set up for the Adolfo family, the husband and wife leave behind four children, ages 20, 17, 14 and 10.

The man suspected of driving of the vehicle that hit has been identified as Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar, 39, of Goleta. He was arrested several hours after the crash in Carpinteria.

Aguilar was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of seven felony counts, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated (2), DUI causing injury, hit and run causing death/injury, fleeing the scene of a crime after commission of vehicular manslaughter, DUI alcohol, and enhancement for bodily injury or death of more than one victim while DUI. His bail was set at $100,000.