Suspect in Alpine fatal crash to be released pending review of case

EL CAJON (CNS) – The case against an alleged drunken driver accused in
the deaths of two people in a crash on Interstate 8 near Alpine remains under
review, with no charges expected to be filed Thursday, a district attorney's
spokeswoman said.

Sunny Hall, 30, was expected to be released from custody as the
investigation continues, said Tanya Sierra of the District Attorney's Office.

A deadly series of accidents began shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, when 25-year-old Angela August lost control of her eastbound 2009 Toyota Yaris for
unknown reasons on Interstate 8, just west of Tavern Road, according to the
California Highway Patrol.

The compact car traveled up a roadside embankment, then overturned and
rolled several times before coming to rest across the far left-hand lane of the
freeway, with August pinned inside, CHP public-affairs Officer Brian Pennings
said.

A short time later, 59 year-old Jimmy Arevalo of El Centro either
crashed his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck into August's compact car or
pulled over to try to assist her, Pennings said. Arevalo was standing or
walking on the roadway alongside the damaged Yaris when Hall's eastbound 2003
Audi A6 plowed into it and struck him.

August, an Alpine resident, and Arevalo died at the scene, and officers
arrested Hall on suspicion of DUI, Pennings said.

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