Injured girl in I-15 crash that killed grandmother, toddler sister released from hospital

Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 14:36:44-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The 5-year-old girl injured in a hit-run traffic crash on Interstate 15 that killed her sister and grandmother and injured her mother was released from the hospital Saturday, authorities said.

``Keisha Magat was released from Rady Children's Hospital San Diego this morning and is now at home with her family, hospital spokesman Carlos Delgado said in a statement.

``The Magat family would like to thanks the community for all of the support they have received following that deadly crash. No other update is available at this time.''

The Magat family was in the process of moving from Temecula to the National City area Sept 10 when the crash happened in Mira Mesa, longtime family friend Jon Mejica said this week.

Grant Thoren, 31, of Vista, remains jailed without bail due to several alleged probation violations.

Thoren was arrested at his home Sept. 10 for allegedly fleeing the scene a few hours before after rear-ending a car driven by Jasmine Magat.

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

Magat's 2-year-old daughter, Keira, and the child's grandmother, 64-year- old Lina Pelembergo Nebrida, were killed when their disabled Honda was hit by a Toyota Tacoma truck at 1:50 a.m. on southbound Interstate 15 near Scripps Poway Parkway, authorities said.

According to the CHP, Thoren's Cadillac CTS struck Magat's sedan from behind, rendering it inoperable. Then the truck hit the Honda before help could arrive. Magat was able to get a call into 911 before being hit the second time.

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office has declined to file charges in connection with the case so far, saying it still is under review.

A viewing for the victims is scheduled Monday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at El Camino Mortuary in Sorrento Valley, with a funeral at 10:30 a.m. the following day, he said.