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Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run


The District Attorney’s Office has charged area resident Jose Diaz with three felonies after he allegedly hit and killed a motorcyclist on Highway 154 then fled the scene. Authorities say Diaz was drunk at the time and failed to yield to oncoming traffic when he attempted to turn left onto Highway 246. Joseph Corcoran was traveling southbound on Highway 154 when he was hit. Diaz has been charged with gross vehicular homicide while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing injury, and felony hit and run when the accident results in death.

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