Woman killed in Stanislaus collision, teenager arrested on suspicion of DUI

A 31-year-old woman from Modesto was killed in a two-vehicle traffic collision just west of Turlock on Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman, Eileen Ordoniez, was a passenger in a 2013 Buick Sedan driven by a 17-year-old Modesto resident who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The collision happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fulkerth and Faith Home road.

The Buick was traveling east on Fulkerth and entered its intersection with Faith Home as a 2004 GMC pickup truck, towing a cattle trailer, was turning left onto Fulkerth.

The juvenile driving the Buick failed to halt at a stop sign and collided with the left side of the trailer. The Buick’s passenger, Ordoniez, was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision, according to a CHP news release. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Buick was taken to Doctors Medical Center with moderate injuries. He later was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The driver and passenger in the GMC were not injured. The cattle trailer was full but no cattle were harmed.

“The CHP would like to remind all motorists DUI is a choice,” the news release reads. “Further, seat belts, when worn properly, have the ability to save your life when involved in a traffic collision. This crash was 100% preventable.”

The juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center and is facing charges of felony DUI, gross vehicular manslaughter and misdemeanor driving with a suspended license.