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Grandmother, toddler killed in I-15 hit-and-run crash to be laid to rest Tuesday

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Posted at 5:19 AM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 08:20:20-04

SAN DIEGO (10NEWS) - A grandmother and her 2-year-old granddaughter killed in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 15 in Mira Mesa earlier this month will be laid to rest today.

The toddler, Keira Magat, and Lina Pelembergo Nebrida, 64,  both of Temecula, were riding in the back seat of a Honda sedan when it broke down just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 10 in southbound traffic lanes approaching Scripps Poway Parkway in Mira Mesa. 

Their sedan was rear ended by a Cadillac CTS being driven by Grant Thoren, 31, of Vista, who left the crash scene, according to the CHP.

It was hit again from behind by a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck before help could arrive, according to the medical examiner.

Keira's mother, Jasmin Magat, who was driving, and her 5-year-old sister, Keisha, were severely injured in the crash.

They were in the process of moving to a new residence in Chula Vista, the medical examiner's office reported.

A viewing for Nebrida and Keira was held at the El Camino Mortuary in Sorrento Valley Monday night. The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. today at the same location.

A GoFundMe page has raised more than $13,000 to assist the family with funeral and other expenses.

The man accused of causing the crash, 31-year-old Grant Thoren, was arrested at his Vista home several hours after the accident. He remains jailed without bail due to several alleged probation violations, but has yet to be charged in connection with the crash. The case remains under review, according to the county District Attorney's Office.

CHP officers said Thoren was under the influence of narcotics when the collision occurred.