Woman arrested in twin’s death off cliff fights extradition

Alexandria Duval walks into Albany County Court on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. Duval, accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii, is fighting her extradition from New York to face a murder charge. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Alexandria Duval walks into Albany County Court on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. Duval, accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii, is fighting her extradition from New York to face a murder charge. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii is fighting her extradition from New York to face a murder charge.

A lawyer for 38-year-old Alexandria Duval said Friday at her court appearance that it’s “highly likely” his client’s case is headed to an extradition hearing. She was tracked down in Albany and arrested a week ago.

A grand jury in Hawaii indicted her on a second-degree murder charge last month.

Authorities say Alexandria was driving an SUV in May with her sister, Anastasia Duval, in the passenger seat when the vehicle crashed into a rock wall and plunged about 200 feet.

Authorities say the sisters were fighting over the steering wheel. Alexandria Duval’s attorney says the crash was a “heart-shattering” tragedy.

Related: Hawaii judge drops charge against twin, drives off cliff with sister

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