Pickup flattens Knights Landing house trailer: 3 killed, 1 hurt

KNIGHTS LANDING - Police say three family members sleeping in their house trailer have died and a girl was seriously injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck into the home.

The California Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Ismael Huazo-Jardinez was driving "at a high rate of speed" when his truck crashed into the trailer Saturday night in the agricultural community of Knights Landing near Sacramento.

Officials say a 38-year-old man, a 34-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy were killed. An 11-year-old girl was flown to a hospital with major injuries.

KCRA reports Huazo-Jardinez faces charges of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony driving under the influence of alcohol.

The landlord of the house trailer, Frankie Gonsalves, tells KCRA the parents were farmworkers.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee,

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