• Drunken driver crashes into house, kills three people inside, police say

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    SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - Police in California said a drunken driver crashed into a trailer this weekend, killing three members of a family.

    They said the 34-year-old mother, 38-year old father and their 10-year-old son were all sleeping at the time. The couple's 11-year old daughter was seriously hurt.

    According to investigators, it was about 10 p.m. Saturday when the driver's pickup truck slammed into the trailer. Police said the driver was intoxicated and failed to negotiate a curve.

    The family's landlord, Frankie Gonsalves, told KCRA the victims were good people. "Model family. Two very hardworking parents, farm workers, well-behaved kids; they were... very good people, pay their rent on time." 

    The 33-year-old driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and three counts of vehicular manslaughter.


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