A 17-year-old Oakdale girl was killed Thursday evening, June 23 when her ATV entered the path of a 2002 Chevrolet traveling westbound on Rice Road at 45 mph.
The Stanislaus County Coroner’s office confirmed the identity of the Oakdale High student as Kaitlynn Louis.
According to California Highway Patrol, Kaitlynn was riding her ATV southbound on a canal bank that runs parallel to McGee Avenue when she failed to stop before entering Rice Road, placing her directly into the path of the Chevrolet driven by a 53-year-old Oakdale man. The other driver was unable to stop and broadsided the ATV, ejecting Kaitlynn into the roadway. The teen was transported to Memorial Hospital where she later died from her injuries.
It is unknown whether alcohol played a part in this collision.