Janet Genao Death: Woman Killed in DUI Crash in California


Dashcam Video From The Janet Genao Crash:

In a tragic incident on Tuesday morning, a speeding pickup truck driven by Javier Caldera, 25, from Auburn, Washington, caused a devastating multi-vehicle collision on the 15 Freeway, resulting in the death of Janet Genao, a resident of Murrieta. The crash, which involved six vehicles, also sent another pickup careening off the highway and crashing into the side of the Temecula City Hall parking structure.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Caldera was taken into custody on suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. He emerged from the crash unscathed.

The charges against Caldera include murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run resulting in property damage, driving under the influence, and operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.

Caldera was taken to the Southwest Detention Center, where his bail was set at $1 million. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday morning.

The southbound lanes of the freeway at Rancho California Road, as well as the on-ramp, were closed for four hours following the 7:25 a.m. crash due to debris from the wreckage. The incident caused significant traffic congestion throughout the surrounding area.

A dashcam video captured the moment of impact, showing the speeding truck rear-ending the first car in the chain, resulting in a dramatic collision that resembled an explosion. A voice can be heard from inside the car with the dashcam, urging someone to call 911.

The Riverside County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Janet Genao, a 44-year-old woman from Murrieta who was driving a Nissan Altima that was initially struck by Caldera's truck.

In the ensuing collisions, a 38-year-old man from Wildomar driving a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was ejected from the freeway and collided with the Temecula City Hall parking building. He was transported to a hospital with severe injuries.

Two other individuals sustained minor injuries: a 35-year-old man from Brandon, Mississippi, who was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, and a 55-year-old man from Irvine in a 2017 Tesla Model S. A 50-year-old man from El Cajon, who was driving a 2017 Toyota Camry, escaped the incident unharmed.

Source: Woman Killed in 6-vehicle Chain-reaction Crash by Dui Driver