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Camp Pendleton Marine hit, killed by drunk driver in Oceanside

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 18:33:51-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- The 22-year-old hit and killed by a driver believed to be under the influence in Oceanside Sunday has been identified as a Camp Pendleton Marine.

According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner, 22-year-old Juan Muniz III was hit just after 1 a.m. Sunday on the 600 block of North Coast Highway.

Muniz later died at the hospital, the medical examiner says. He was an active-duty Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. According to the Medical Examiner, Muniz was from Kingsville, Texas.

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According to Oceanside police, Muniz was crossing the street when he was struck. The driver remained at the scene.

“Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this collision and the driver, William Vaden, 31, was arrested for DUI at this time,” police said.