POMONA (CBSLA) — A man who allegedly drove drunk and crashed his vehicle into a Pomona home, killing a woman inside, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony charge.
Carmelino Oliver Martinez Ordonez, 33, of Pomona, was previously charged with one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in connection with the Sept. 17 crash that killed Yolanda Bozonier.READ MORE: El Capitan State Beach In Santa Barbara County To Close For At Least A Year On Sept. 1
According to authorities, the vehicle crashed into the home at Hamilton Boulevard and Colony Drive and trapped the 59-year-old woman for about 20 minutes before she was declared dead at the scene.
“The driver was traveling southbound on Hamilton Boulevard at a high rate of speed when (he) lost control and collided into a house,” a Pomona Police Department statement said.READ MORE: 'You Just Took Off': Family Of 74-Year-Old John Draper Urges Driver To Surrender After Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash
The department also said in that statement that it appeared alcohol was a factor in the collision.
Ordonez was arrested by Pomona police shortly after the crash and has remained behind bars since then, jail records show.MORE NEWS: Catalina Island Company Announces Zip Line Wedding Package
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