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DUI collision kills one in east Turlock

A 21-year-old Modesto woman was killed in a suspected drunk driving collision in the outskirts of Turlock and the 17-year-old driver was arrested, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The woman was identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as Eileen Ordoniez, 21.

The driver was a 17-year-old boy from Modesto. His name has not been released because he is a minor.

Ordoniez was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 2013 Buick sedan.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the Buick was traveling eastbound on Fulkerth Road, approaching the intersection at Faith Home Road.

A 2004 GMC truck towing a cattle trailer was northbound on Faith Home Road and attempting to turn west onto Fulkerth Road, according to the CHP.

The CHP said the 17-year-old did not stop at the posted stop sign.

The front of the Buick struck the left side of the cattle trailer.

Ordoniez was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries.

The 17-year-old had moderate injuries, according to the CHP. He was taken by ambulance to Doctors Medical Center.

The GMC driver, Antonio Brazil, 49, of Modesto and his passenger Luis Delgado, 49, of Modesto were both not injured, the CHP reported.

The cattle in the trailer were not harmed.

The 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, felony gross vehicular manslaughter and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.

“The CHP would like to remind all motorists DUI is a choice,” said CHP spokesman Officer Tom Olsen in a news release. “Further, seatbelts, when worn properly, have the ability to save your life when involved in a traffic collision. This crash was 100 percent preventable.”