Prison Sentence for Fatal Crash

Pedro Silva-Diaz was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of one count of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death and one count of Driving with No Driver’s License Causing Death. He was found guilty following a week-long trial in Collier County in September.

The crime happened in November 2017. Silva-Diaz crashed his pick-up truck into a teenager on a bicycle in East Naples and fled the scene. The 13-year-old boy died from his injuries in the early morning hours after the crash. He had been riding his bike home after going to a convenience store to get a soda.

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