SUV Hits, Kills Temecula Teen

Noah Austill died around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at Ynez and Rancho California roads, an official says.


UPDATE: This article was updated with information about the victim at 1:07 p.m. and again with the circumstances of the crash at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday.

A 14-year-old Temecula boy who was riding a skateboard was struck and killed by an SUV, authorities said on Wednesday.

Noah Austill died around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at Ynez and Rancho California roads, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Bureau.

Austill was a student. The school is out of session for spring break, but counselors will be on site to talk to students when classes begin again on April 9, according to Melanie Norton, a spokesperson for

The Temecula teen was riding his skateboard across Rancho California Road against the flow of traffic when he was struck by a vehicle traveling north on Ynez through the intersection, sheriff's Sgt. John Magnan said.

The driver, a 20-year-man, stayed at the scene and spoke with deputies. No alcohol, drugs or other impairment were involved, Magnan said.

The intersection was closed for more than five hours during the accident investigation.

Many residents consider the intersection one of the most dangerous in the city. To read what Temecula residents said about the intersection, . To see a video about it, .

KROG March 29, 2012 at 04:05 AM
sorry replied to wrong comment. He was hit around 6 p.m not 9:40
Mom of 2 March 29, 2012 at 06:42 AM
I seen the accident right after it happened . Very sad for both parties. I do know the driver was screaming crying so loud I could hear her from across the street. I think the accident happened not in the cross walk. Poor child and family. I hope everyone heals but realize even when you get older you need to be safe while riding skateboards or bikes or driving.
Rachel Peterson March 29, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I went to school with him this year. We shared advisement. He was always so sweet, and funny. I'm really going to miss him. Love you, Noah. Rest in peace <3
John Pang March 29, 2012 at 05:35 PM
So many young drivers drive so reckless here in Temecula. It is very dangerous to walk the streets of Temecula because of the crazy drivers. They are always in a hurry and never pay attention to what is right in front of them. I am not surprised and am so saddened by this unnecessary loss.
Kristina kats March 29, 2012 at 06:25 PM
it wasnt the driver who was screaming and yelling it was Noah's mom .
Kristina kats March 29, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Noah you will be deeply missed . you were one of my cousins. love and miss you . RIP.
Kristina kats March 29, 2012 at 06:28 PM
RA Mil where were you at when you were his age ? so ask your self the same question.
Ognir Rattsa March 29, 2012 at 08:04 PM
My prayers are with the family. I agree, this is a very dangerous intersection. Anyone know of any possible answers so this tragedy does not happen again? I am deeply troubled as I have seen many people plowing through this intersection trying to beat the traffic signal. I have seen Temecula Traffic Police at this intersection attempting to catch speeders, cell phone users, etc. Maybe a citizen patrol might help.
Gamblingman March 29, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Good lord, prayers to the family and friends. Noah RIP young man
RA Mil March 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
At 9:40 I would be required to be home or in bed on a school night. Holidays still home at 9:40. Kids running wild without supervision everywhere...
Coby Rossi March 30, 2012 at 02:25 AM
this sucks noah was one of my best friends at bell mountain middle school until he moved to temecula i love and miss ya bro R.I.P. Noah Storm Austill
hgfujfuoyfo8iyg March 30, 2012 at 04:22 AM
I knew noah fairly well he was the sweetest boy ever. on my first day of middle school he showed me everything and everyone around. he was the homie. love you noah ♥ ill pray for you ♥
Reanna, Des and Sierra March 30, 2012 at 05:46 AM
We love you Noah Storm Austill!! You were our family! You were one of my twin daughters best friends! Keep skating Noah! We love you!
Temecula-is-my-Home March 30, 2012 at 06:27 PM
If anyone knows if their is a fund set up in his name can you please post. We know of some of his friends gathering money for the family and need a place to send them. Thank you for any information!
Reanna, Des and Sierra March 30, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Temecula is my home, I just talked to mom and she will be posting info about everything.
Temecula/Crowne Hill Resident March 30, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Sad story, but I haven't read or heard if Noah was wearing a helmet or not. If not, maybe this tragic loss might serve as a wake up call for others. In either case, our thoughts and prayers go out to Noah's family, friends, and loved ones.
gaby mejia April 01, 2012 at 04:04 AM
http://www.gofundme.com/igtvs ^^ you can send your donations her. </3 RIP noahy. love you <3
Kami Batterton April 02, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Fur real ... noah was sooo stinking amazing.... ever time I talked to him he made me feel special and he thought every person was beautiful ... he loved life and it got taken away and if he read this right now he'd know every word was true<3 he didn't deserve getting his life taken let alone doing what he loved<3 he will be in my heart forever<3 I love you hunn(': skate on the strets of gold in heaven(': Love kami<3
Mike Mueller April 02, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I arrived right after the accident and they were trying to revive him. I could here the passenger screaming. It was a sad sight. However much I feel sorry for the parents, it is Noah's fault. Why is he out riding a skateboard IN THE STREET at this time of night? He did not get what he deserved (no kid deserves that), but he got what could be expected from behavior like that.
Lopez April 04, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Noah's with the Lord,Amen.Please everybody pray for noah and his family:)God Bless.
julio April 12, 2012 at 02:57 AM
I only talked to noal once after school him and his friend were hanging out and noal said hey to me. He seemed nice
Tracy Austill April 16, 2012 at 07:17 PM
This is Noah's mom. I just want to correct a few things that I have seen posted here. First of all, Noah was not wearing dark clothing on the night of the accident. He had on a light heather grey jacket with a white and red flannel on underneath and a light grey beanie. Secondly, he was not riding in the middle of the street. He was in the crosswalk and was hit so hard he landed 99 feet from where he was hit. He was also crossing on a green hand but the light turned red before he could get completely across. Lastly, the person that was seen screaming on the side of the road in terrible grief was me! I arrived 5 minutes after the accident happened because I heard the sirens from my apartment and had a gut feeling it was my son. Let this be a lesson...please don't pass judgement until you have all the facts.
T 22 April 16, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Ms. Austill, I'm so sorry! I lost my son in February, I DO share your grief. I wish people would remember that rumors and hearsay are dangerous and hurtful. In my thoughts and prayers.
Bmx8952 September 02, 2012 at 05:27 AM
I loved noah we told every one at school we were cousins.we hung out every day he came to my house once and we played,games....he was a good skater and we went to six grade camp to gether and I cried cuz I missed home and he calmed me down and gave me a hug told me it was gonna be alright..mr rose knew not to let us sit together because we would get in,trouble ms austill I never go to meet you but I give my sincere condolences...i miss you noah austill cousins for life!
Joshua Austill December 14, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I am Noah's father, and I miss my son SOOOO MUCH...Noah Storm Austill was taken wayyyyy too early: My Noah was not an accident prone, hap-hazard numb-skull...That is widely known as one of the most dangerous innersections in Temecula...People drive wayyyy too fast through that innersection while paying attention to everything except the road, safety, or people crossing tooooo many lanes without enough time!!...Many Many accidents and tragedies have occured at that innersection...IT BETTER GET FIXED!!!! Whether you knew him or not, feel free to share comments, love, prayers, condolences...and most of all remember this very special talented beautiful young man that touched so soooo sooooooo many people in his short action-packed fun life at the following memorial Facebook pages: NOAH STORM AUSTILL (R.I.P.) Facebook page...copy and paste into browser---> https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/groups/413126202048076/ REMEMBER NOAH AUSTILL DAY Facebook page...copy and paste into browser---> https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/groups/298514783548653/ I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH NOAH...I see you out of the corner of my eye everywhere, and I hear your voice/laugh constantly...My heart will never fully recover...NEVER...At least I know that our last words were pure respect and love with lots of plans for a bright, fun, loyal-to-family-4-life future
Michael December 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I knew his brother by the end of the school year. Tristan is so awesome. I didn't know Noah that much. Last thing I remember I him was him being in the principals office for yelling at his teacher, the supervisor, secretary and the principal. And I saw him at times during lunch. I know a couple of his close friends.
Michael January 02, 2013 at 11:08 PM
The helmet law was introduced because of an adult from church who moved to Maryland but when he was a teen his friend was hit and killed by a car and he wasn't wearing a helmet. I don't wear a helmet when I am riding my scooter to get the mail at the end of the street in a Cul-di-sac or just riding around my neighborhood (still a little bit dangerous) BUT I always wear a helmet when I am riding to Walmart or to stores our off my neighborhood.
Michael January 02, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Whoever told you that the driver should get arrested for killing the boy should really go to counseling. If I am driving a car not breaking the law (no drinking, no running red lights or anything) it's not my fault. If the kid I hit rides through the crosswalk right before the signal stays stop and then stops and I don't see him and go through, when was it my fault for hitting him. Who told you the driver should get arrested? Let's have a talk with those people. A little bit may be the kids fault but it would not be my fault if I was the driver.
Michael January 02, 2013 at 11:14 PM
His girlfriend Brooke, got a tattoo commemerating him on her back. Kinda weird.
Kami Batterton March 07, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Hi mrs.Austill, i was a friend of noahs, and i hope your doing better now, i was talking to him one time and he said, "im gonna cut my hair like _____" i cant exactly emember! hahahah but he was the sweetest boy everrrr. and i hope things are getting better for you, hang in there<3 sorry to come out of the blue, i just saw this and got touched(': okay well, bye!


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