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Woman involved in suspected DUI crash that killed Arvin High teacher appears in court

Kylie Sluder pleaded not guilty
Posted at 4:13 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 19:13:37-05

The woman accused of driving under the influence and killing a longtime Arvin High School teacher appeared in court on Tuesday. 

Kylie Sluder pleaded not guilty in a Mojave court room on Dec. 12 to several felony and misdemeanor charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and carrying a concealed firearm in the vehicle.

On Dec. 4, Sluder, 26, and Scott Demunnik collided head-on on Highway 223, west of Highway 58 and National Cemetery. Demunnik, who was a chemistry teacher at Arvin High for the past 18 years, died in the crash. 

Sluder was driving a car that was reported stolen, according to CHP. Drug paraphernalia was also found inside the vehicle. 

Sluder will be back in court on Dec. 21. Her bail is set at $125,000.