San Diego

Marine Killed in Midway District Hit-and-Run ID'd

The man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash Saturday evening in the Midway District was identified Sunday as an 18-year-old Marine from Oak Park, Illinois, a Marine sergeant told NBC 7.

Victor Molinar was a "poolee," someone who has enlisted but not yet gone through basic training, before he became a recruit in San Diego, a sergeant at the Oak Park Marines Recruiting Office told NBC 7. 

Police say Molinar was killed around 7 p.m. Saturday on Midway Drive between Rosecrans Street and Barnett Avenue near Paradise Lounge and Grill and Déjà Vu.

He was at one or both of the establishments with his friends and became separated from them, police said.

His friends found him in the street and the debris trail suggested the victim was hit by one or more cars, police said.

Molinar died at the scene. Police are still trying to determine a description of the vehicle involved in this collision.

Investigators were checking the surveillance video at both establishments to see if either one captured what happened.

Anyone with any information about the crash was urged to contact SDPD at (619) 531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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