TEMECULA, Calif. – Javier Caldera has been formally been charged by the Riverside County District Attorney’s office for the fatal collision on Tuesday.
District Attorney’s officials said on Thursday, June 6, 2019, that with the charges that have been filed, he will now be eligible for life in prison if convicted as charged. The 25-year-old Auburn, Washington resident has a history of run-ins with the law in both California and in Washington State, according to court records.
The traffic collision that occurred during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, took the life of 44-year-old Murrieta resident, Janet Genao. Two were left with serious injuries and two others suffered minor to moderate injuries as a result of the 6-vehicle crash.
Caldera now faces charges including second-degree murder and driving under the influence of drugs causing injury. In addition, he is facing sentence enhancements including multiple victims injury/death, causing multiple victims great bodily injuries, and hit and run with property damage.
Caldera is set to appear at the Murrieta Southwest Detention Center for an arraignment hearing on Thursday.
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