Girl sleeping in bed killed when car drives into home

Posted: April 21, 2014 - 4:05am


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)

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — 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.