Man arrested in fatal Colma hit-and-run charged

Paul Diaz

Paul Diaz

The bail for the man who surrendered to Colma police after a fatal hit-and-run accident Memorial Day was raised to $1 million Thursday.

Paul Diaz, 25, of Daly City, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving, gross negligence, hit-and-run charges, and a parole violation for a previous drunken driving conviction, Wagstaffe said.

Diaz was allegedly the driver in a horrific accident in Colma on Monday about 7:40 a.m., where the green Ford Mustang he was reportedly driving was ripped in half and the three other people in the car were killed. They were identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as Rosa Maria Falla, 23; Jonathan Jade Mouton, 21; and Ruvin Abel Vasquez, 22, all of Daly City. Falla is believed to have been dating Diaz.

During the accident, the Mustang crashed into a Honda, sending it through a cement wall at the Cyprus Lawn cemetery, according to The driver of that vehicle was not seriously injured.


Bay City News contributed to this report.

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsHit and runLaw and DisorderSan Francisco

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

Harlan Kelly, head of the SFPUC and husband to City Administrator Naomi Kelly (right), faces federal charges for allegedly trading inside information on a city contract in return for a paid family vacation. (Courtesy photo)
Harlan Kelly, head of SFPUC, charged with fraud in widening Nuru scandal

Kelly accused of engaging in corrupt partnership with permit expediter

Jeff Tumlin, director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, said the agency’s fiscal situation is “far worse” than the worse case scenarios projected back in April. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA prepares for massive potential layoffs as budget crisis continues to build

More than 1,200 full-time jobs on the line as agency struggles to close deficit

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is weighing further restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Newsom considering new shelter-in-place order as COVID-19 cases rise

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday warned that he may need to reinstate… Continue reading

Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Millions left sitting in medical reimbursement accounts by city workers

Health officials looking at how to improve access, outreach as untapped funds reach $409M

Andrew Faulk wrote "My Epidemic." (Courtesy photo)
Doctor’s memoir a fitting remembrance for World AIDS Day

‘My Epidemic’ tells personal stories of men who died

Most Read