I-8 Crash Victim's Mother Pleads for Justice

Angela August, 25, was killed in a crash on Interstate 8 on June 11

By Nicole Gonzales
|  Friday, Jun 22, 2012  |  Updated 7:33 AM PDT
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A crash victim's mother, Dawn August, talked  about her daughter Angela's death and her frustration over the lack of formal charges against the driver who survived the crash. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports.

A crash victim's mother, Dawn August, talked about her daughter Angela's death and her frustration over the lack of formal charges against the driver who survived the crash. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports.

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It’s been one week since prosecutors delayed charging a driver involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 8 in Alpine on June 11.

One of those victims killed in the crash was 25-year-old Angela August, a UCSD student who was four days away from graduating when she died.

The victim’s mother, Dawn August, talked to NBC 7 San Diego about her daughter’s death and her frustration over the lack of formal charges against the driver who survived the crash, El Cajon resident Sunny Hall.

“We are angry. We believe it was avoidable. Our daughter was taken away. We didn't get to say goodbye to her,” said August. “[Angela] loved life. She would not have wanted to die like this,”

CHP says 30-year-old Hall crashed into Angela’s disabled car on I-8.

An El Centro man, veteran teacher Jimmy Arrevalo, who may have stopped to help August died as well in the crash.

Hall was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence but when she was set to be arraigned last Thursday, prosecutors asked for a delay saying the case needed more investigation.

The County released her from Las Colinas Detention Center that night.

“She's dangerous. I believe she's dangerous to have out there,” added August, who doesn’t understand how or why Hall is a free woman.

August said her main concern is that Hall will crash into someone else, causing another family pain.

“Nobody wants to outlive their children,” August said. “It's such deep sorrow, deep pain, primal pain.”

“We believe that the law will work and justice will prevail in the end,” she said.

NBC 7 San Diego tried talking to Hall tonight in El Cajon. Halls friends said she wants to clear her name once everything settles.

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