Army Vet Father of Twins Killed in Hit-and-Run

The man recently had twins, a boy and a girl, with his high-school-sweetheart wife

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    A father of 8-month-old twins was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as he was walking home from dinner with a family member. The man, also a US Army veteran, leaves behind his children and high school sweetheart wife. Adrian Arambulo reports for the NBC4 News at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (Published Sunday, Dec 15, 2013)

    A Southern California father of infant twins and US Army veteran died Sunday morning when a hit-and-run driver struck and killed him, police said.

    Scott Bolger, 32, was catching up with his brother-in-law at a restaurant in the Riverside County town of Canyon Lake when he went outside just after 2 a.m. to walk home, according to the Canyon Lake Police Department.

    He stepped off the sidewalk and into the street when a car struck and killed him, officials said. The driver fled the scene.

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    Bolger was a father to 8-month-old twins with his wife and high school sweetheart, Karen.

    "I can understand if it’s an accident, I really do, but you don’t leave somebody there like they don’t matter, like they’re a piece of trash," Karen Bolger told NBC4. "This person doesn't know the devastation they left in their wake."

    Flowers and candles lined the sidewalk near Railroad Canyon Road and Canyon Lake Drive where he was killed.

    "He loved them so much and talked about the things we were going to do in the future," Karen said of their twin babies, Isabel and Colt. "I don’t know what I’m going to do without him."

    Now Karen, an ER nurse, is begging any witnesses to come forward.

    "Just think about how they would feel if it was someone they knew," she said.

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    Anyone with information is urged to call Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Rabago at the Perris Sheriff's Station at 951-210-1000.

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