A reportedly drunk Santa Nella woman crashed a car into a power pole outside Gustine early today, killing a 17-year-old passenger.
The CHP did not disclose the name of the girl who died in the accident.
Viviana Salinas, 26, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Salinas allegedly was driving a 1997 Saturn north on Highway 33 when she lost control of the car and careened into the pole about 4:10 a.m. She suffered major injuries and was taken to Los Banos Memorial Hospital.
Ramon Gonzalez, 18, of Gustine also was in the car and suffered minor injuries. The CHP said he was ejected out of the Saturn.