Guilty as Charged for Fatal Crash

Pedro Silva-Diaz was found guilty as charged of one count of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death and one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle Carelessly or Negligently Driving with No Driver’s License Causing death. The jury came back with the verdict following a week long trial in Collier County.

In November 2017 Silva-Diaz crashed his pick-up truck into a teenager on a bicycle in East Naples and fled the scene. The boy died from his injuries early the next morning after the crash. He had been riding his bike home after going to a convenience store to get a soda.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 28th. Diaz faces up to 35 years in prison. Assistant State Attorney Mara Marzano of our Homicide Unit and Assistant State Attorney Garrett Cutler prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office