POMONA (CBSLA) — A 59-year-old woman was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into her home in Pomona Thursday night, trapping her underneath the vehicle.
The driver, identified as 33-year-old Carmelino Martinez Ordonez, was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing injury and driving without a license.
Ordonez was driving a 2004 PT Cruiser which careened into the home in the 1100 block of Colony Drive at about 9:20 p.m., according to Pomona police. He was speeding south on Hamilton Boulevard, lost control and slammed into the house, police said.
Los Angeles County Fire Department crews arrived to find a woman who lives in the home trapped under the car.
Paramedics were unable to save her and she died at the scene, police said. Her name was not released.
Ordonez was detained at the scene. Police said he had drank alcohol just prior to driving.
The Pomona police Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating.