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Judge Denies Bail For Las Vegas Driver Who Killed 2 Teens

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman who killed two teenage girls after allegedly driving under the influence has been denied bail.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Cynthia Cruz called 38-year-old Ebone Whitaker "an extreme risk to the community."

She was ordered held without bail. Whitaker faces charges of DUI resulting in death, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane and failure to decrease speed.

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Authorities say Whitaker lost control of her car Aug. 3 and ended up fatally hitting two 16-year-old girls. Citlali Mora and Nelly Amaya-Ramirez were in a crosswalk when they were struck.