Janet Genao Killed, Javier Caldera Detained Following Multi-Vehicle DUI Collision on 15 Freeway Near Rancho California Road
TEMECULA, CA (June 5, 2019) – Tuesday morning, Janet Genao and Javier Caldera, were involved in a DUI accident on the 15 Freeway.
The six-vehicle collision occurred around 7:30 a.m. Dispatchers arrived to the area on the southbound lanes shortly after.
A dash cam video revealed a dark-colored 2011 Chevrolet Silverado bearing down the freeway and eventually rear-ending a car. It appears that the vehicles around were slowing down for traffic at the time.
The driver of the Silverado was later identified as 25-year-old Javier Caldera of Auburn, Washington. He reportedly struck a 2015 Nissan Altima, driven by 44-year-old Genao of Murrieta. She was later pronounced dead on scene due to the severity of her injuries.
Furthermore, a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup also veered off the freeway and eventually struck the Temecula City Hall Parking Lot building. The 38-year-old male driver from Wildomar consequently suffered major injuries as a result.
In addition, a 35-year-old man from Brandon in a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and a 55-year-old man from Irvine in a 2017 Tesla Model S both sustained minor injuries.
Meanwhile, a 50-year-old El Cajon man operating a 2017 Toyota Camry escaped injury.
Caldera is currently being charged on suspicion of DUI, gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run resulting in property damage and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
He is now facing a $1 million bail at Southwest Detention Center. At this time, authorities are still investigating to determine the precise events that unfolded.
We’d like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the loved ones of Janet Genao during this tragic time.
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