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Cops: Suspected drunk driver drove into Calif. home, killed 1

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Authorities say a suspected drunken driver plowed his vehicle into a home in southern Orange County, Calif., killing one person, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The crash occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday in Mission Viejo.

Police believe the male driver, identified by police as 27-year-old Kourosh Keshmiri of Mission Viejo, was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control and plowed into the bedroom of the home, according to the station.

“It was a big bang … like ba-boom! It was like something exploded. And I didn’t think anything of it and I looked outside and I saw a lot of sheriffs and the fire department,” said Don Loessberg, a neighbor.

One man was killed. His identity has not been released. A second person inside the home was uninjured, reports the station.

“We’re still very preliminary in the investigation, but it does appear that in addition to driving under the influence, that speed was also a factor in this collision,” Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock said.

Police say Keshmiri, who was taken into custody, was reportedly driving on a suspended license.

Authorities say Keshmiri was convicted in 2010 of driving under the influence, reports the Associated  Press.

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