SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the name today of a teenage runaway who killed himself by running into traffic on a North County freeway.
Nathan Nolan, 17, darted into the path of a westbound 2000 Buick on State Route 78 near Sycamore Avenue in Vista just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.
He died at the scene.
About 15 minutes later, the Sheriff's Department got a call from a physician who reported that the boy had been at his office a short time earlier, making suicidal statements before leaving hurriedly, Sgt. Rob Smith said.
Nathan apparently ran straight from the doctor's office to the freeway according to Smith.
The boy's death has been ruled a suicide by the Medical Examiner's Office.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain around San Diego County this week, potentially heavy rain on Thursday. People in unincorporated areas can get free sandbags at numerous locations to help them protect their homes, properties and communities.
Rain showers are expected to reach San Diego County Thursday, but the brunt of a big storm impacting much of Southern California will miss San Diego County and instead hit north of here.
Two more schools face threats Thursday morning in Vista and city leaders are taking new action to stop them.
The debate over dockless bikes rolled into Pacific Beach as the Town Council held a panel Wednesday night with bike and scooter sharing companies: Bird, LimeBike, ofo and Mobike.
Tieray Jones walked out of jail a free man Wednesday night just hours after a judge decided to not re-try him in the death of his stepson nearly 16-years ago.
DMV officers were out Wednesday, looking for people abusing the system. One woman was in tears as she was caught using a handicap placard issued to her adult son - who wasn't with her on the shopping trip.
A Serra High School freshman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
News 8's investigation into high water bills across the city of San Diego continues. Months after we received our first complaint, viewers are still emailing us about the problem.