Ocala couple turn themselves in for a hit and run that happened in 2020

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 5:40 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - An Ocala couple turned themselves into Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for their role in a 2020 hit and run.

Troopers say 33-year-old Elia Diaz and 35-year-old Jose Diaz turned themselves in for hitting and killing 58-year-old Darlene Hopaluk in September 2020.

Elia Diaz was the driver of the SUV and is charged with hit and run and failing to stop at a scene involving a death. Jose Diaz is charged with destroying evidence after he helped his wife clean the damaged areas of the SUV.

They have both bonded out of the Marion County Jail.

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