A man was killed and his female passenger was hurt Saturday when the victim’s car slammed into a home in Tustin, according to police.
The crash happened at 2:24 a.m. in the 13000 block of Iroquois, Tustin Police Lt. Andrew Birozy said.
Responding officers found a man and woman inside the vehicle. The man died at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The female juvenile who was injured was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, Birozy said.
According to police, the driver was going east on San Juan Street at a high rate of speed. The car went through the intersection at Browning Avenue, crashed through a cinder block wall and then into the house, Birozy said. Investigators are looking at the possibility that drugs and/or alcohol may have played a role in the accident.
The people who owned the house were home at the time of the crash, Birozy said. Several people inside the home suffered minor injuries from flying debris. However, none of those injured in the home were hospitalized.
The home’s owner Tito Perez told KTLA5 that his daughter had some friends over for a sleepover, but they escaped injury.
The crash was being investigated by Tustin police. The department shut down the intersection of San Juan Street and Browning Avenue for the crash investigation. It was expected to be closed until around noon.
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