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Alexandria Duval
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Alexandria Duval walks into Albany County Court in Albany, N.Y. A murder trial is underway for Duval, accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister. Duval's defense attorney Birney Bervar says in his opening statement Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in Wailuku, Hawaii, the crash was a tragic accident. Bervar says there's reasonable doubt of any criminal behavior. A judge instead of a jury is hearing testimony and is expected to reach a verdict this week. Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-pulling fight over the steering wheel. Anastasia Duval died, and her sister was arrested. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

This woman is on trial for driving off a cliff and killing her identical twin sister

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A woman is on trial for murder after being accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister.

In 2016, Alexandria and Anastasia Duval, 38, were in a car driving down the narrow, winding Hana Highway on the island of Maui ,when according to authorities, the two sisters started a hair-pulling fight.

It was Alexandria behind the wheel when their SUV plunged 200 feet over a cliff. But it was Anastasia, who was in the passenger seat, that was killed. Alexandria was arrested.

A judge later ordered Alexandria Duval released after finding no probable cause for a murder charge. She traveled to upstate New York and was arrested again months later in Albany after a grand jury indicted her.

In his opening statement, Alexandria's defense attorney Birney Bervar, described the crash as a "tragic accident".

Duval opted to have a judge instead of a jury decide the case. The judge is expected to reach a verdict this week.

Maui resident Chad Smith testified that while the women were passing him on the highway he could see them arguing. Smith, who was headed to a church, said he couldn't hear anything but the women looked angry. He had to swerve out of their way.
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Duval isn't expected to testify.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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