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Apr 20, 2014 4:29 PM by Associated Press

Sleeping girl killed in alleged drunk driver crash

PALMDALE, Calif. - A 16-year-old Southern California girl was killed while sleeping in her bed after an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her home.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 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.

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.

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