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Officials identify Marine killed in possible hit-and-run in San Diego's Midway District

By LYNDSAY WINKLEY | The San Diego Union-Tribune | Published: January 8, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Tribune News Service) — The man who was killed in a possible hit-and-run crash in the Midway District on Saturday was identified as a Marine who had enlisted only months ago, officials said Monday.

Pfc. Victor Molinar,18, was in the traffic lanes of Midway Drive between Rosecrans and Enterprise streets when he was struck about 7 p.m., police said.

Police are tight-lipped about the investigation, saying Monday that they aren’t certain whether the crash was an intentional hit-and-run. Officers are waiting on Molinar’s autopsy report from the county Medical Examiner’s Office, which they hope will shed more light on the incident.

Molinar enlisted on July 23 and was assigned to the School of Infantry - West. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal after graduating boot camp.

“The Marine Corps is grieving the loss of one of our own, and is in close communication with the family to ensure they are supported during this difficult time,” military officials said in a statement.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call police at (619) 692-4800.

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