This image provided by Tony Cheval shows the scene of an accident Sunday April 20, 2014 where an alleged drunk driver ran into the home killing a 16-year-old girl in Palmdale, Calif. A Sheriff's Department spokesman said that 20-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale allegedly crashed his Nissan Pathfinder into the corner of an apartment building at 3:50 a.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived they found the SUV embedded in the building and the girl dead inside. (AP Photo/Tony Cheval)
Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home
The Associated Press
First Published Apr 20 2014 06:56 pm • Last Updated Apr 20 2014 06:56 pm
Palmdale, Calif. • Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says that 20-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale crashed his Nissan Pathfinder into the corner of an apartment building at 3:50 a.m. Sunday.
When deputies arrived, they found the SUV embedded in the building and the girl dead inside.
Rodriguez was transported to a hospital with minor injuries and has been booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
He’s being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
About Reader Comments
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account
. See more about comments here.