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Brooke Hawley, Dylan Mack, and AJ Rossi killed in two-vehicle crash with alleged drunk driver Bani Duarte, 27, on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California

Modified Date: 
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 6:02am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

1 killed, DUI suspect arrested after fiery crash in Huntington Beach; PCH closed

The two-car collision happened shortly after 1 a.m. at PCH and Magnolia Street, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department. 

Woman Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Fiery Crash Leaves 3 Dead, PCH Shut Down: Police

At least one person died at the scene and another was transported to a trauma center, according to police. Officer Angela Bennett later said that three individuals died from the crash.

3 Nevada Teens Killed In California Coast Crash

Bani Duarte, 27, of San Clemente, was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving dunk causing bodily injury, according to Huntington Beach police Officer Angela Bennett.

Huntington Beach, Las Vegas feel pain of fatal crash that killed teens

Huntington Beach is 294 miles from Las Vegas, but the tragedy has caused plenty of pain for residents, some who took to social media to express support for those who died and their families.

Hundreds honor 3 Centennial High students, killed in crash

Tears, comforting words and a lot of hugs were shared between friends, family, and even strangers to remember three teens, gone too soon: Dylan Mack, AJ Rossi and Brooke Hawley.

Fundraiser held for Centennial High School teen killed in horrific crash

Saturday was their turn to do something for the teen. Hundreds of people flocked to the store all day to help raise money for Dylan's family.

Parents of teenage crash victims plan to create scholarship in her name

On Tuesday, Brooke Hawley's Centennial letter jacket hung onto a soccer net, as her parents announced plans to honor her legacy. 

Woman Accused of DUI in Huntington Beach Crash That Killed 3 Teens Rearrested After Being Considered Flight Risk

Bani Duarte, of San Clemente, was arrested on a $5 million warrant and booked on suspicion of murder and felony driving under the influence charges, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.

California woman enters plea in crash that killed 3 teens

City News Service reports the 27-year-old Duarte pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of murder as well as driving under the influence. Her bail was set at $4 million.

Trial begins for San Clemente woman charged with drunken crash that killed 3 Las Vegas teens

Along with the three counts of second-degree murder, Duarte is also facing a felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol with an enhancement for causing great bodily injury.

5 key moments in DUI suspect’s trial in deaths of Las Vegas teens

But, he said, prosecutors will not be able to prove that her crimes amounted to murder because, after Duarte was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI in June 2016, officers failed to give her a formal warning required in California known as a Watson advisement.

San Clemente Woman Faces Life Sentence in Triple Fatal Crash

Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before convicting Duarte of three counts of second-degree murder, as well as driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, for causing the March 29, 2018, pre-dawn crash that killed the other driver, 17-year-old Brooke Hawley, and passengers 18-year-old Dylan Mack and 17-year-old Albert Rossi.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Brooke Hawley
Dylan Mack
AJ Rossi
Bani Duarte

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