Police: Woman suspected of killing 3 Valley teens intended to flee country

Bani Duarte (Source: Huntington Beach police)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A woman who drove drunk and caused a crash that killed three Las Vegas teens in Huntington Beach last year was found guilty of second-degree murder.

Bani Duarte's sentencing was scheduled for Oct. 30.

Three Centennial High School students were killed in the fiery March 29, 2018 crash and another was injured. The teens were identified as Brooke Hawley, Dylan Mack and AJ Rossi.

Police responded to the crash involving the two vehicles about 1 a.m. When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle on fire in the intersection. 

Police said a Hyundai Sonata driven by Duarte struck a Toyota that was stopped at the intersection while she was intoxicated.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Must be another piece of trash illegal mexican that lived free in the US

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