MADD Fundraiser Held in Honor of UCSD Student

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A woman planned and attended a community fundraiser in honor of her daughter who was killed by a suspected drunk driver days before her college graduation. UCSD student Angela August, 25, died on Interstate 8 in June 2012 after her overturned vehicle was crashed into by another driver.

August’s car had rolled over and become disabled on the highway for unknown reasons. An El Centro teacher, Jimmy Arrevalo, 59, stopped to help August get out of the overturned vehicle. August and Arrevalo were both killed when Sunny Hall, an El Cajon resident, crashed her car into August’s vehicle.

According to NBC San Diego, Hall was suspected of being under the influence at the time of the accident. Later, Hall plead not guilty to the DUI charges.

Dawn August, Angela August’s mother, told NBC 7 that she organized the event at the Alpine Woman’s Club on Alpine Boulevard in honor of her daughter and to raise money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). She said the organization had been a major support for her and her family during this devastating time and that she wanted to do something to show her appreciation.

“It’s touching. The community, friends, family; it’s heartfelt,” Dawn said. “I’m amazed there are so many people here for Angela [at today’s fundraiser]. It’s uplifting. The whole thing has been uplifting.”

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