Eastbound I-8 Closed for Investigation | NBC 7 San Diego

Eastbound I-8 Closed for Investigation

CHP is conducting an investigation for a deadly accident that killed two people back in June




    Eastbound Interstate 8 between El Cajon and Alpine will be closed for six hours tonight due to a CHP investigation, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced.

    Caltrans officials said the I-8 would be closed between Dunbar Lane/Harbison Canyon Road in El Cajon to Tavern Road in Alpine from 11 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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    According to Caltrans, the closure is needed so that CHP officials can conduct a traffic investigation.

    CHP is investigating a June 11 collision in which  Calexico teacher Jimmy Arevalo and UCSD student Angela August were killed, allegedly by suspected at-fault driver Sunny Hall.

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    Motorists traveling eastbound on I-8 will be detoured onto Old Highway 80/Alpine Boulevard at Dunbar/Harbison Canyon Road and back onto I-8 at Tavern Road.

    Posted detour signs will help guide traffic.

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