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Sister of teen killed by DUI driver in Huntington Beach crash ‘crused' over his death

A northwest Las Vegas community was rocked Thursday when students of a local high school learned that three of their classmates were killed in a horrific crash in Huntington Beach, California. A fourth classmate was injured in the crash.

The crash happened around 1:00 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway. The four teens were in a red Toyota.

The driver of the other car who is believed to have caused the crash was arrested on suspicion of DUI, said investigators with the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Arrest records identify the suspect as 27-year-old Bani Duarte of San Clemente, California.

The teens, who were all friends, were said to be in California for spring break. 8 News Now identified the names of the victims through friends and family who say the victims were AJ Rossi, Dylan Mack, and Brooke Hawley.

8 News NOW was also told that the fourth person hurt in the crash is Alexis Vargas.

According to authorities, the AJ, Dylan, and Brooke were burned to death following the violent collision.

Vargas was treated and released from the hospital.

Since news of the tragic accident came out, the student body has taken to Twitter and Snapchat to show an outpouring of support for the victims' families.

They're also trying to remember the teens for the wonderful people they were and the many lives they impacted.

AJ's sister, Allie Rossi, said she raised her brother because his mother died when he was younger and his father is a disabled Vietnam veteran.

Rossi says she feels destroyed because she lost a brother who was also like her son.

"This beautiful boy, with this big smile; out of his whole class, he just won 'best smile.' I'll never see him again," Rossi said. "He melted in the backseat of a car because of a drunk driver, and I don't think it's fair, and I'm crushed. I'm hurt, I have a million emotions running through me."

Family members of the victims tell us a vigil is planned for the teens in the next few days, but no word yet if the vigil will be open to the public.

Family and friends have also helped set up a GoFundMe page in honor of AJ. It's to raise money for his funeral expenses.

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