Tustin

Driver Dead After Crashing Car Into Living Room During Teen Girls’ Sleepover

According to the homeowner, his 16-year-old daughter and three friends were sleeping in the living room when the car crashed through the wall.

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A 20-year-old man was killed when a car crashed into a home in Orange County Saturday, police said.

The driver of the vehicle, Isaac Hernandez Lazaro, 20, was killed in the crash, the Tustin Police Department said.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. when a white sedan crashed through a cinderblock wall into the middle of the home near Sun Juan St. and Browning Avenue. Debris from the crash flew over 70 feet and across the house.

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According to the homeowner, his 16-year-old daughter and her three friends were having a sleepover in the living room when the car crashed into the home. The debris from the crash landed inches from the girls' heads.

One person is dead and another in injured after a car slammed into a Tustin home. Christine Kim reports for Today in LA on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

"We're just so thankful," said Tito Perez. "I don't know why this had to happen, but it doesn't matter. I'm alive; I have my family."

Perez, his wife and his other 18-year-old daughter were sleeping upstairs during the crash. Some of the people inside the home suffered minor injuries from flying debris, but no one inside the home was taken to the hospital.

The man driving the white sedan died, and a juvenile in the passenger seat was taken to the hospital, authorities said. The home has been red tagged as police were concerned that the home may collapse. Police said they believe speed was a factor in the crash.

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