Arroyo Grande man arrested in fatal hit and run

August 28, 2016
Zachary David Diaz

Zachary David Diaz

Police arrested an Arroyo Grande man Sunday morning for allegedly driving into two people, and then fleeing the scene. One of the pedestrians died and the other is in critical condition.

Shortly before 10 p.m., a dark colored sedan with tinted windows crashed into two people near the intersection of Grand Avenue and 7th Street in Grover Beach. Police responded and found a man and woman lying on Grand Avenue.

Emergency personnel pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The man was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Witnesses at the scene identified Zachary David Diaz, 20, of Arroyo Grande as the hit and run driver. Grover Beach police tracked his car to Arroyo Grande and later arrested Diaz.

Early Sunday morning, police booked Diaz into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run causing death in lieu of $50,000 bail.


My wife was almost hit at that intersection 10 years ago, I pulled her back out of the way. I saw an old lady in a wheelchair hit there. And there have been fatalities on that section of Grande

Josey Wales

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Don’t harshly judge this perp, he had an important text message to respond to.

Just saying,



I just don’t understand how someone can just hit a person, a dog, etc and just take off. The lack of empathy requires a person that does this to be locked away for a long time.


I second that.


Bail for this malicious dirtbag should be at least $500K to $1M.

He looks like the type that might flee to Mexico.


He killed people, so why should he get bail?


Kill someone (possibly two) and bail is only $50k? Not enough.

Kaiser Bill

There hasn’t been an Arraignment. The Judge may increase the bail. The Police and County Jail may have guidelines to follow when setting someone’s bail after they are arrested.