5-Year-Old in Deadly Crash that Killed Sister, Grandmother Out of Hospital

A 5-year-old girl who suffered a concussion in a deadly DUI crash that killed her grandmother and 2-year-old sister last week has been released from the hospital, a Rady Children’s Hospital official confirmed Saturday.

The girl was released and is now at home with her family, the hospital said.

“The Magat family would like to thank the community for all of the support they have received following that deadly crash,” Carlos Delgado, Media Relations for Rady Children’s Hospital said in a statement.

Lina Nebrida, 64, and Keira Magat, 2, died when a suspected drunk driver hit their vehicle from behind the morning of September 10 on Interstate 15 near Scripps Poway Parkway and Mercy Road.

Their vehicle stalled in the middle of I-15 while the driver that struck their vehicle fled the scene, according to California Highway Patrol officers.

A few minutes later, another vehicle slammed into the family's car.

The 5-year-old was in ICU before being moved to a private room. Her mother, who was also injured in the crash, was at her daughter’s side while she recovered, according to a family spokesperson.

The suspect, Grant Thoren, 31, was arrested and booked on multiple charges, including first degree murder. He was arrested at a home in San Marcos after being turned in by a tow truck driver, who had towed his car from a gas station near the crash site.

The San Diego District Attorney says the case is "all under review." 

Officials did not file charges against Thoren at his scheduled arraignment Wednesday, which was cancelled. 

A spokeswoman with the DA says the office plans to file charges, but decisions on what those charges may be have not been made.

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