Woman killed when SUV crashes into Pomona home; driver suspected of DUI

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A woman died after a suspected DUI driver crashed a compact SUV into a Pomona home Thursday night, officials said.

Officers received a call around 9:20 p.m. about a vehicle into a home on Colony Drive near Hamilton Boulevard, according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department.

Emergency crews arrived to find a female resident of the home suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Attempts to treat the victim were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead, according to the news release.

The victim was described as a 59-year-old woman. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Investigators determined the vehicle, a Chrysler PT Cruiser, had been traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and crashed into the home.

Sky5 footage showed the vehicle stuck inside the home with a huge hole left in the wall.

The driver, identified as 33-year-old Carmelino Ordonez of Pomona, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, according to the Police Department.

Ordonez was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI and driving without a license, the news release stated.

Anyone with further information about the incident was asked to call the Police Department at 909-802-7741 or 909-620-2048.

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