Santa Ana man pleads guilty to manslaughter, DUI in April hit-and-run crash

By City News Service

SANTA ANA — A 38-year-old convicted drunken driver pleaded guilty Wednesday, May 15, to an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run collision that killed a homeless woman in April.

Alberto Solano Diaz of Santa Ana admitted a felony count of hit-and-run with permanent and serious injury and one misdemeanor count each of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and driving under the influence of alcohol, according to court records.

Diaz is scheduled to be sentenced June 7.

An officer on patrol saw the victim lying in the road just after midnight on April 24 on Standard Avenue, north of Edinger Avenue, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

Investigators [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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