SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A San Clemente woman pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and DUI charges stemming from a fiery crash in Huntington Beach.
Bani Duarte, 27, posted bail last month after the fatal accident that killed three Las Vegas high school seniors.READ MORE: Shooting On 91 Freeway In Riverside Shatters Window Of SUV
Dylan Mack, A.J. Rossi and Brooke Hawley were on spring break vacation when they were killed. Investigators say they were stopped at a red light on Pacific Coast Highway when Duarte slammed into them. Their vehicle burst into flames. A fourth friend was burned but survived.READ MORE: Metrolink's Ventura County Line Will Offer Saturday Service Starting May 29
Duarte was rearrested over the weekend after police say they received a tip she might have been planning to leave the U.S. to avoid prosecution.
Her bail, initially set at $100,000, was raised Monday to $4 million.MORE NEWS: Attorney Ben Crump Representing Family Of Anthony McClain, Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Pasadena
Duarte faces 51 years to life in prison.