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SANTA ANA (AP) — An Orange County man has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving drunk and causing an accident that killed a 14-year-old girl.
austin farley Irvine Man Pleads Not Guilty In Wreck That Killed Girl, 14

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Austin Jeffery Farley entered the plea Wednesday on felony charges of murder and driving under the influence of alcohol in the crash early Sunday.

The 26-year-old Irvine man pleaded guilty in 2009 to misdemeanor drunken driving.

Prosecutors allege he made a left-hand turn against a red arrow and crashed into a sedan carrying four teenage girls who were being driven home from a birthday party by a parent.

Ashton Sweet died Tuesday of her injuries.

Another teen was severely injured but is expected to survive.

Authorities say that Farley had a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit after the crash.

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