Friday, December 13, 2013
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — In a Dec. 11 story about a woman fatally struck by a car driven by an aide to Rep. Lois Capps, The Associated Press erroneously reported the day that the aide, Raymond Morua, was fired. It was Sunday, not Monday.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Woman hit by Calif. Congresswoman's aide dies
Woman hit by car driven by California congresswoman's aide dies; he's charged with murder
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was struck by a car driven by a congresswoman's aide in Santa Barbara has died.
The Santa Maria Times (http://bit.ly/1gqwo9a ) says 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies was removed from life support and died Wednesday, five days after she was struck by an allegedly drunken driver while crossing a street.
The driver, 32-year-old Raymond Morua, was a field representative to Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps. He was fired Sunday.
Authorities say Morua was leaving a party Friday when he hit Dies, who wasn't in a crosswalk but was crossing legally.
Morua, who has previous drunken-driving arrests, is charged with murder, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
He remains jailed. It wasn't clear whether he's hired an attorney and a phone listing for him couldn't be found.
Information from: Santa Maria Times, http://www.santamariatimes.com/