SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the name on Friday of a young man killed in a hit-and-run crash while riding his bicycle on a North County road.
A passer-by found 18-year-old David Mendez lying face-down on the asphalt in the 1300 block of Sleeping Indian Lane in Oceanside shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, according to police and the county Medical Examiner's Office.
Medics airlifted the Bonsall resident to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead the next day, Lt. Leonard Mata said.
Based on broken-off auto parts at the scene of the fatality, investigators identified the involved vehicle as a black 1998 Plymouth Neon. An officer found the damaged car in the area later in the day and arrested 24-year-old Hernan Lopez Gonzalez, who allegedly was driving it at the time of the crash.
Gonzalez, an Oceanside resident, was booked into Vista Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run, and driving while intoxicated.
He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon.
Temperatures are going to remain in the warm range across San Diego County, but the sizzling temperatures experienced Wednesday and Thursday will not be present.
Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and -- shhh! -- holiday shopping were on tap for Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County was at its highest amount on Thanksgiving since 2013 Thursday, despite dropping for 10 consecutive days.
Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals.
The California Highway Patrol arrested 15 in San Diego County on suspicion of drunken driving, during the first night of its annual Thanksgiving "maximum enforcement period."
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.