DUI Suspect Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Temecula Crash that Killed 1, Injured 3
TEMECULA, Calif. (June 4, 2019)- Javier Caldera, 25, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal DUI crash that occurred on 15 Freeway in Temecula on Tuesday, June 4.
Caldera was also charged with driving under the influence of a drug, and if convicted as currently charged, faces a potential life sentence.
Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Caldera was driving a Chevrolet Silverado at what witnesses say was in excess of 100 miles per hour. Dashcam footage from a nearby vehicle not involved in the crash shows the Silverado slamming into the back of a Nissan Altima.
According to Riverside County Deputy DA Allison Pace, Caldera had just hit another car and was fleeing from the scene when he caused the fatal crash with the Nissan.
The driver of the Nissan, 44-year-old Janet Genao, was killed in the crash. She is survived by her husband and teenage daughter. Several other vehicles were also involved in the crash, and three other drivers suffered injuries.
The DA’s office also said that Caldera has previous DUI convictions in the state of Washington.
Source: ABC 7
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