According to ABC 7, three people were killed and another person was injured after a car accident caused by a suspected DUI driver in Huntington Beach on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
The fatal DUI car accident occurred around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia Street.
According to authorities, 27-year old Bani Duarte of San Clemente, was traveling northbound on PCH in a white Hyundai, when she struck a red Toyota that was stopped at a red light. Authorities believe there was no indication that the suspected DUI driver ever slowed down.
The suspected DUI driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, while driving under the influence.
Upon impact, the Toyota caught on fire—killing three people inside of the vehicle and injuring another person.
By the time first-responders arrived at the scene, three people in the Toyota were burned beyond recognition, but were later identified as Brooke Hawley, Dylan Mack, and A.J. Rossi.
The fourth victim, who has not been identified, was transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.
According to authorities, the victims were high school students from Centennial High School in Las Vegas and were visiting for spring break.
The fatal DUI car accident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the fatal DUI car crash is asked to contact Huntington Beach Police Investigation Joshua Page at 714-536-5670.
Our team at West Coast Trial Lawyers sends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the three victims killed in the fatal car accident. We also wish the fourth victim involved in the car accident a speedy recovery.
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