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Teenage drunk driver kills two homeless people as they sleep on sidewalk, police say

A teenager ran over and killed two people sleeping on a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk early Sunday, police said. 
Police allege that Carmen Elena Chavez of Los Angeles was drunk when her 1989 Mercedes-Benz careened onto the sidewalk where the two were sleeping.

Chavez had been speeding and attempted to navigate a turn when the vehicle spun out of control, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Cleon Joseph said.

The two people, a man and woman, died at the scene, Joseph said. They have not yet been identified.

Chavez was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on vehicular manslaughter charges, police said.