UPDATE FEB. 27: Bani Duarte was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison in a California courtroom Thursday. She was in court facing charges in the killing of three Las Vegas teenagers in California and injuring another while driving drunk in 2018.
UPDATE OCT. 1: Bani Duarte was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. She faces 51 years to life in prison.
Prosecutors say Duarte was driving drunk when she caused a crash that killed three Centennial High School students and severely injured a fourth student. The teens were in Huntington Beach for spring break at the time of the crash.
Duarte pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and DUI last year.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A trial is underway for the woman accused of causing a deadly crash in Huntington Beach that killed three Las Vegas valley students and severely injured a fourth.
Prosecutors say Bani Duarte was driving drunk when she slammed into the students vehicle while it was stopped at a red light in March of 2018.
A.J. Rossi, Brooke Hawley and Dylan Mack were all killed in the crash but a fourth teen did survive.
The four Centennial High School students were in Huntington Beach for spring break.
According to the LA Times, information collected from Duarte's car computer system shows she was going 79 miles per hour at the time of the crash, and she didn't touch the brake in the five seconds before the crash.
Duarte has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and DUI.