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Palmdale Teen Killed after Car Crashes into Apartment

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A 16-year-old girl is dead after a suspected drunk driver crashed into an Palmdale, California apartment building, striking the bed that the teen was asleep in.

About the Fatal California Crash

According to Reuters, 20-year-old Robert Rodriguez has been charged with vehicular manslaughter following a fatal crash that occurred around 3:15 am Sunday.

Police suspect that Rodriguez was under the influence and traveling at a high rate of speed when he either attempted to turn or lost control of his vehicle before striking the curb and reaming into the building.

The 16-year-old girl was asleep in her bed when Rodriguez’s car crashed through the wall. Witnesses report the vehicle was traveling at roughly 80 miles per hour when the collision occurred.

Rodriguez is being held on a $100,000 bail. Rodriguez could face additional charges should toxicology reports show that he was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the crash.

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