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Woman ordered to face DUI trial in crash that killed 2 teens

Posted at 5:31 PM, Sep 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 38-year-old Las Vegas woman was ordered to face trial on felony charges alleging she drove under the influence of alcohol and drugs when her car struck and killed two 16-year-old girls in a crosswalk.

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Ebone Whitaker waived hearing evidence Monday about the Aug. 3 crash and was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in state court on charges including DUI causing death and felony reckless driving.

She remains jailed without bail. Authorities say Whitaker’s vehicle went over a curb, hit Nelly Amaya-Ramirez and Citlali Mora, knocked down a tree and crashed into a traffic signal pole at an intersection east of the Las Vegas Strip.