Arrest made in February hit-and-run crash in San Jose that killed 2

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Doctor Sandra Morse and her musician husband, Chris Durbin were killed in a February crash. Five months later an arrest has finally been made. (KGO-TV)

There are new details deadly car crash that left two prominent members of a South Bay community dead.

Doctor Sandra Morse and her musician husband, Chris Durbin were killed in a February crash. Five months later an arrest has finally been made.

Police say the suspect, Craig Allen, has been charged with a double-homicide. He has prior DUIs and police believe he left the scene of the crime, which is why his bail is set at $5 million.

Allen is accused of speeding, drinking, driving recklessly, and then leaving, after allegedly rear ending a couple as they drove south on Camden Avenue.

"The suspect vehicle struck the victim vehicle, sending the vehicle into the northbound lane striking a third vehicle," said San Jose police Officer Albert Morales.

Police say Allen sped off. Morse died at the scene, and her musician husband, Durbin, who was driving their family car, died a short time later. The person in the third car wasn't seriously injured.

"We only saw the two cars. We didn't hear any speeding," said San Jose resident Tricia Sanchez.

That's exactly what witnesses told police that night, which led those in the neighborhood to conclude this that were two cars.

"That there were just two cars and the people that died were speeding down the road and they spun off and hit that car," said witness Mateo Sanchez.

A tip led police to Allen, who has a history of drinking and driving. It took them until Wednesday to track him down.

The couple's family lives out of state.

Doctor Morse's brother Timothy spoke to ABC7 News by phone Thursday. He admits, for some time he also thought his brother in law was responsible.

"It's a relief to know what happened," he said. "It was just a horrible feeling to have to think along those lines," said Timothy Morse.

Allen will be arraigned Friday.
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