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Veteran Killed in Motorcycle Crash Was Father, ‘Operation Desert Storm' Vet

Scott Chmura, 52, was driving his motorcycle home from MCAS Miramar when the crash happened.

veteran and defense contractor at MCAS Miramar killed in a crash Friday was a father of two who served in "Operation Desert Storm". 

Scott Chmura, 52, was driving his motorcycle east on Miramar Way when a 26-year-old woman driving a white Toyota Carolla crashed into his motorcycle. The crash happened at approximately 3:39 p.m. on the 9600 block of Miramar Way near Kearny Villa Road.

He had been on his way home from work, turning onto an on-ramp to the Interstate 15, when he was hit. The impact from the crash was so severe, the veteran died at the scene.

Chmura's wife declined an interview with NBC 7 San Diego, but said the army veteran spent the last seven years fueling planes at MCAS Miramar, working for the Department of Defense. 

His wife said Chmura had a big Dodge Ram truck and would rotate between the truck and the motorcycle when he went to work.

"God how I wish he took his truck that day," she told NBC 7.

The couple inside the Toyota did not suffer injuries but are shaken up from the incident. Authorities say the driver may face charges. 

Police say it doesn't appear that speed was an issue. Both parties seem to not have seen each other.

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