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Vigil held for 2 Vegas teens struck, killed by suspected DUI driver

Report: Driver high on meth, heroin, and PCP before crash
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Posted at 12:06 AM, Aug 06, 2020

UPDATE AUG. 7: A vigil was held Friday evening at Maryland Parkway and Katie Avenue for the two teens who were killed by a suspected DUI driver on Monday.

13 Action News Reporter Joe Bartels attended and shared a few images of what he saw. Many have informed 13 Action News that Monday's crash was 100% preventable.

The driver involved, Ebone Whitaker, was hospitalized after the crash and is due in court next week.

UPDATE AUG. 6: 38-year-old Ebone Whitaker did not appear in court on Thursday morning due to serious injuries she suffered during the crash that killed 2 local high school students.

Her next court appearance has been scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Aug. 10.

According to a police report, Whitaker was high on meth, heroin, and PCP before hitting and killing the two teens near Maryland Parkway and Katie Avenue earlier this week.

She had taken the drugs just hours before the crash, according to the report, and authorities say Whitaker was speeding when she hit the 16-year-old girls.

A witness also informed police that Whitaker appeared to be “out of it” after the crash.

Traffic camera video shows what happened in a fatal crash on Maryland Parkway from Aug. 3.

Las Vegas police say a woman hit and killed two teenage girls in the incident.

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The video shows an SUV crashing into a tree after striking the girls, who were crossing the street, near Maryland Parkway and Katie Avenue.

The Clark County coroner's office identified the two 16-year-old girls as Citlali Mora and Nelly Amaya-Ramirez.

Coroner identifies 2 teens killed while crossing street

Wednesday, family and friends gathered to remember and honor the two Del Sol High School students.

Authorities arrested the SUV driver, 38-year-old Ebone Whitaker, in the crash and charged her with driving under the influence resulting in death.

Whitaker is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.