GOLETA, Calif. - The suspected driver of a vehicle that struck and killed two people Sunday will face a number of felony charges for the deadly crash. His bail has been increased to $1 million.
Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar, 39, of Goleta was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
Ramirez Aguilar will face two charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one charge of DUI causing injury, one count of hit-and-run causing death, and two other felony charges related to the crash.
An additional misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol was also listed among his charges.
Ramirez Aguilar is accused of hitting and killing 44-year-old Adolfo Corral Corral and his wife, 44-year-old Mary Jane Becerra Corral at the intersection of Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Canyon Road. He then fled the scene of the crash, but was arrested a few hours later in Carpinteria.
The two victims are survived by their four children, according to a GoFundMe page set up in their honor.