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Galt Woman Arrested In I-680 Fatal Crash

Female passenger, 22, died in Aug. 18 accident near Bernal Ave.

A 20-year-old woman from Galt was reportedly arrested on suspicion of felony DUI in connection with a car crash last week that killed a female passenger near the Bernal Avenue exit on I-680, according to news reports.

No charges are filed, Alameda County deputy district attorney Teresa Drenick said on Monday.

"This matter remains under investigation, and has not been referred to the District Attorney's Office for review," Drenick said.

Megan Emslander, 20, was arrested Aug. 18 by on suspicion of driving under the influence resulting in bodily injury, reports state.

Her passenger, Samantha Emslander, 22, also from Galt in Sacramento County, was pronounced dead at the scene of the on northbound I-680, according to Dublin CHP and the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau.

The relationship between Megan and Samantha could not be confirmed.

The pair were traveling in a convertible that crashed into a ditch on the side of the Bernal Avenue on-ramp, authorities said.

Initial investigations by law enforcement indicated the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

Funeral services for Samantha, an Air Force reservist and college student, were held Thursday and Friday in Sacramento.

Mr. Pickles August 30, 2012 at 08:48 PM
"The relationship between Megan and Samantha could not be confirmed" Does it really matter? What is this Maury Povich Show? This young women lost her life. Lets have some sympathy for her family and friends and stop the speculation.
Missunderstood August 30, 2012 at 09:12 PM
That quote means could not confirm if they are sisters, friends, cousins, etc.
DEANNA August 30, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Due Yew August 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I don't.................
Livermore Resident September 01, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Samantha is loved and will be remembered by her mom and dad, Leo and Sally Emslander; her sister Megan, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


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