MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman who police say was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed three teens in North Miami went before a judge on Thursday.
Mariam Coulibaly, 31, is charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.
It happened on the morning of May 25th as the teens – 17-year-old Richecarde Dumay, 15-year-old Gedeov Desir, and 13-year-old Lens Desir – were walking to a bus stop on their way to a soccer tournament.
Police say Coulibaly was speeding when she lost control and hit the boys.
During her court appearance, bond was set at $300-thousand. If she is released, she will be put on house arrest.
On Thursday evening, a community memorial service was held for the teens who died.
It was held at the Little Haiti Soccer Park at 6301 NE 2 Avenue.
The event was free and open to the public.
Community leaders attended the event.
State Representative Dotie Joseph said, “The loss of these boys is a pain felt by the entire community whether you are young, old, black or white. Haitian or not. Their death triggers a deep sorrow felt by the entire community.”
City of Miami Mayor Francis Suares was also present.
“An irresponsible act can erase so much potential,” Suarez said.