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Car that crashed through a wall killing one in Rancho Cordova, California

Elderly woman killed in collision

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A car smashed through the wall of a home in Northern California Sunday. The crash killed one person, injured two others, and put the driver behind bars.

Sacramento County Sheriffs deputies say a grandmother, her son, and his wife were watching football at the time of the crash. The elderly woman died at the scene. Her son and daughter-in-law are expected to survive.

Neighbors say it's a terrible tragedy.

"You feel so violated. I mean, you're in your own home, doing nothing wrong, didn't do anything to anybody to provoke this, and everything changes. You know, their whole life is going to be upside down." says next-door neighbor Diana Burdick.

The car was wedged so tightly into the living room, firefighters had to cut a hole through another wall to reach the injured.

"It took 'em a while to find her 'cause there was a lot of debris. It's was a mess." says neighbor Lorrin Burdick.

The 45-year-old man driving the car is now being held on $1-million dollar bail. He faces charges of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and DUI resulting in injury or death.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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