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: Concerned Residents Speak Out About Rise In People Living In RVs
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: Pop-Up Roller Rink Opens In Long Beach Through The End Of The Year
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: Hopefuls Line Up For Chance At Powerball And Mega Millions Jackpots, Each Offering Up More Than $400 Million This Weekend
Duarte faces 51 years to life in prison.