Driver in crash that killed 3 teens in Calif. charged with murder, DUI

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The driver accused of a DUI crash that killed three Las Vegas teens on March 29 in Huntington Beach, California is back behind bars after investigators say they received information she might flee the country, according to the Huntington Police Department.

Bani Duarte, 27, was arrested and is now facing three counts of murder and felony DUI charges. Her bail is set at $5 million, police said.

Duarte was arrested after the crash on suspicion of DUI and manslaughter. She posted $100,000 bond and was released at that time.

During the investigation, police learned Duarte might to avoid prosecution by leaving the country so she was arrested on Sunday and booked into the Huntington Beach City Jail.

The Las Vegas teens were visiting California on spring break when the deadly crash happened. Their car was stopped at a red light when Duarte’s car rear-ended them at a high rate of speed, forcing the car into a pole where it burst into flames, police said.

Dylan Mack, 18, Brooke Hawley, 17, A.J. Rossi, 17 were killed. A fourth teen, Alexis Vargas survived.

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