Nipomo Man Wanted In Connection With Hit And Run

Orlando-DiazThe CHP is still on the lookout for a Nipomo man suspected of a hit and run.

The CHP says 47-year-old Orlando Diaz was driving his 1993 Dodge pickup north on Highway 101 near Willow Road at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday when he hit a Toyota being driven by a 59-year-old man from Nipomo who apparently was injured and taken to a hospital.  His name was not released.

According to the CHP, Diaz kept driving, and eventually headed south on 101, then on to Willow Road, where he left the Dodge then fled. Officers had not found him as of yesterday afternoon.  Diaz is a registered sex offender.