Probe continues in crash that killed Torrey Pines senior

Investigators probing a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Torrey Pines High School senior Alex Capozza were expected to turn over their findings today to prosecutors, who will decide whether to prosecute the driver – a classmate of the victim.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office could decide to charge the driver with drunken driving and gross vehicular manslaughter, according to the California Highway Patrol, which has been investigating the crash.

The boy, who is 17, as was the victim, has been in Juvenile Hall since the crash occurred in Rancho Santa Fe early Sunday morning. The District Attorney said Monday that no decision has been made on whether to charge the
driver as an adult.

Alexander Michael Capozza died at 1:43 a.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of La Granada when the speeding 2008 Mazda 3 he was riding in crashed and rolled several times into some bushes, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Mazda was occupied by five 17-year-old boys from Torrey Pines who had just left a party, the CHP reported.

One passenger, identified by fellow students as Jamie Arnold, was critically injured and remains hospitalized, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The driver, whose name is being withheld, and two other passengers were not hurt.

CHP Sgt. Lewis Hall told the Union-Tribune his agency and the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control have been trying to determine where the students had been drinking, how they acquired the alcohol and whether
adults were involved. He also said illegal drugs may have been a factor.

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