911 Call Chills Courtroom in Fatal Crash Hearing

By Greg Bledsoe and Christina London
|  Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013  |  Updated 12:45 PM PDT
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Calexico Teacher Killed in Crash

Sunny Hall, 31, appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

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Calexico Teacher Killed in Crash

Dool Elementary School teacher Jimmy Arrevalo was killed after he stopped to help a driver on I-8 near Tavern Road early Monday. CHP officers say Arrevalo and a second woman, Angela August, were killed when a suspected DUI driver collided with the stranded vehicle. NBC 7s Nicole Gonzales reports.
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A judge has decided to send an El Cajon woman to trial in a double fatal accident case.

31-year-old Sunny Hall is charged with driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter.

During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, new details were revealed, included a chilling 911 tape.

On June 11, 2012, 25-year-old Angela August rolled over her car on Interstate 8. Jimmy Arevalo, 59, pulled over to help. That’s when Hall crashed into Arrevalo’s car, killing him. August was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Prosecutors said Hall was driving more than 70 miles per hour and had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

In the 911 tape, Arevalo describes the crash to the dispatcher. Then, he screams, and there is silence.

At one point during the hearing, Arevalo’s family members left the courtroom in tears after listening to the graphic details of his death.

“My husband never drank, and he encouraged his students to never drink,” Silvia Arevalo said. “He lived by example."

Hall faces 14 years in prison.
 

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