Memorial for UC San Diego Grad Student Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

Rachel Morrison, 27, was fatally struck at Camino Del Mar and Coast Boulevard Friday night

By R. Stickney and Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Apr 3, 2014  |  Updated 8:38 AM PDT
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Aspiring Marine Biologist Dies in Hit and Run

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New Details in Deadly Hit and Run

NBC 7 is learning more about 41-year-old Christopher Stockmeyer, who allegedly struck and killed PhD student Rachel Ann Morrison, 27, Friday night. NBC 7’s Diana Guevara reports from Camino Del Mar and Coast Boulevard in Del Mar.

Aspiring Marine Biologist Dies in Hit and Run

NBC 7 is learning more about the woman killed a suspected DUI hit and and run crash in Del Mar. NBC 7's Matt Rascon has more.
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A memorial will be held for the UC San Diego graduate student struck and killed Friday in a Del Mar hit-and-run crash.

Rachel Morrison, 27, will be remembered by family and friends at the Scripps campus Thursday afternoon.

Morrison was walking with a friend, at the intersection of Camino Del Mar and Coast Boulevard, when a car ran a stop sign, struck and killed her.

Her friend managed to dodge the car and was not injured.

Christopher Stockmeyer, 41, has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Morrison was a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, her adviser Stuart Sandin confirmed to NBC 7.

Her focus of study was fisheries management, a topic she became interested in while doing her undergraduate degree at Boston University, according to her autobiography on UC San Diego's Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation page. 

Stockmeyer faces charges including vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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