Arroyo Grande man arrested in fatal hit and run
August 28, 2016
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.