Car slams into fire hydrant in Poway: Authorities say an 18-year-old fell asleep at the wheel

Crews working to clean street

POWAY - Crews worked to clean up a muddied street in Poway after a car slammed into a fire hydrant Friday.

The crash happened in the 12900 block of Avenida La Valencia at 3:25 a.m.

10News learned that an 18-year-old was on his way home and fell asleep at the wheel. He told deputies at the scene that the next thing he knew, the car was on top of the hydrant and water was coming into his car.

The teen was not seriously injured and authorities do not believe that the incident was DUI-related.

At least one house received minor water damage.

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