3 teens dead, DUI suspect arrested after crash on PCH

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Three teenagers were killed in a fiery crash Thursday when a suspected DUI driver hit their car on Pacific Coast Highway. The teens were high school seniors from Las Vegas, visiting California on Spring Break.

The teenagers were all in a red Toyota that erupted in flames when it was rear-ended by a white Hyundai at PCH and Magnolia Street. Three of the four teenagers inside were killed on impact. A fourth student in the car remains hospitalized.

The suspected drunk driver, 27-year-old Bani Duarte of San Clemente, is in custody. She faces multiple charges including vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

The crash was reported at 1:08 a.m. near Magnolia Street, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.

The three people who were killed were the driver and two passengers, according to police. A third passenger in the rear-ended vehicle survived, and was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

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