An Oakdale teenager riding her ATV on a canal bank was killed Thursday night after she entered onto a street and was struck by another vehicle just east of Modesto, the CHP reported.
Kaitlynn Louis, 17, was riding south on the canal bank parallel to McGee Avenue at about 7:15 p.m. when she drove onto Rice Road about a half mile east of Claus Road, according to Officer Chuck Leon of the California Highway Patrol.
When Kaitlynn entered onto Rice, she was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet heading west. She was thrown from her ATV and landed in the middle of the road. Kaitlynn was taken to Memorial Medical Center, where she died, Leon said.
The driver of the Chevrolet, James Rebiero, 53, of Oakdale, suffered minor injuries, according to Leon.
It’s unknown if alcohol was a factor, Leon said.