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Police: Impaired driver kills woman asleep in her bedroom

November 25, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a woman asleep in her home has been killed after an impaired driver crashed into her bedroom.

Huntsville police said 53-year-old Anthony Wu was charged with manslaughter after the crash around 11:30 p.m. Saturday killed 48-year-old Joy Vaughn.

Police told media outlets Wu’s pickup truck ran off the left side of the road, hit a parked car, then crashed into Vaughn’s Huntsville home.

Authorities say Wu appeared to be impaired by either drugs or alcohol. Police obtained a search warrant for a blood sample.

Wu was taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t life threatening. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

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