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Celebrant Gets Runover At His Birthday Party

A California man who was celebrating his 34th birthday was killed after his friend's car ran over him at the Staybridge Suites hotel, in San Diego on Sunday night.

San Diego police reports that the victim Jonathan Merkley was trying to prevent a woman from leaving the hotel. He walked into the path of her BMW and lay down in front of the moving car. But the woman allegedly did not stop and ran over the man then kept going. The victim suffered major trauma to his chest and died about 45 minutes later at a hospital, police said.

According to NBC Los Angeles, witnesses said the victim and his friends had been drinking before the incident happened around 12:30 a.m near the San Diego suburb of Sorrento Valley.

Police have identified the woman but she had not been arrested as of late Sunday morning.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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