COUPEVILLE, Wash. The Island County Prosecutor has charged 18-year-old Kaylea Souza with vehicular homicide in the deaths of three young men in a crash on Nov. 12.

Souza was driving a 2003 four-door Chevrolet southbound on Wilkinson Road near Meandor Lane just after 12 a.m. Saturday when she passed another vehicle, lost control and ran off the road, striking a tree. The car burst into flames.

Marcel Mick Porter, Robert Knight and Charles Mack Porter were killed.

Prosecutors say Souza was drunk and drove recklessly, and with disregard for the safety of others, which led to the deaths of her friends.

Prosecutors are awaiting toxicology reports but preliminary information from investigating officers shows that Souza showed signs of intoxication and smelled of alcohol.

According to probable cause documents, Souza told Langley Police that she had consumed a 40-ounce Micky's and some Olde English.

Souza also said, I wasn't that drunk, and later yelled out, I can't believe they let me drive, documents say.

Souza is being held in the Island County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. If convicted, she faces between four and six years in prison.

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