Diaz pleads guilty in drunk driving crash

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

The man accused in a drunk driving crash that killed two of his passengers has pleaded guilty.

27-year-old Jose Diaz appeared in a St. Joseph County courtroom Wednesday morning.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a vehicle with a controlled substance resulting in the death of another person, both Class "B" felonies.

The crash killed 17-year-old Jonathan Hernandez and 24-year-old Marco Leal in December 2013 near the intersection of Ironwood and Ridgedale.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 21st.


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