Deadly I-8 Crash Investigation Continues

Angela Cherene August and Jimmy Arrevalo were killed in the collision on June 11

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    Three days after an Interstate 8 crash that killed two people, an El Cajon woman accused of driving under the influence will be released without charges while the investigation continues into what happened.

    Shortly before Sunny Hall was scheduled to be arraigned, prosecutors canceled the hearing and told NBCSanDiego Hall would likely be released from the Las Colinas Detention Facility before the end of the day.

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    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. (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

    Angela Cherene August, 25, of Alpine and veteran teacher Jimmy Arrevalo, 59, of El Centro were killed in the crash on I-8 near Tavern Road just before 3 a.m. Monday.

    After August’s vehicle rolled over and pinned her inside, Arrevalo stopped his pickup and got out to help according to the California Highway Patrol.

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    Soon after, Hall approached the site of the rollover in the eastbound lanes of the highway. Her vehicle crashed into the two victims, killing them according to CHP investigators.

    Hall, 30, suffered minor injuries in the accident and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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    Two people were killed and one driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after an accident on eastbound I-8 at Tavern Road Monday morning. NBC 7s Rory Devine reports. (Published Monday, June 11, 2012)

    Deputy District Attorney Doug Rose said that Hall will be released pending a charging decision. He said the investigation into the case is ongoing and they haven't gathered enough evidence to make a decision.  

    Hall has a criminal history in Washington state that includes two counts of forgery and one count of controlled substance. She was found guilty on all three.

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