Janet Carillo Dead, Man Arrested after DUI Collision on Magnolia Street [Garden Grove, CA]

Janet Carillo Dead, Man Arrested after DUI Collision on Magnolia Street [Garden Grove, CA]

Janet Carillo Dead, Man Arrested after DUI Collision on Magnolia Street [Garden Grove, CA]

40-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run DUI Crash near Tristan Drive

GARDEN GROVE, CA (May 15, 2024) – Sunday morning, Janet Carillo was fatally struck in a DUI collision on Magnolia Street.

Authorities responded to the scene around 2:00 a.m. on May 12th, in the 11800 block of Magnolia Street.

Officers say the driver of a vehicle lost control and veered off the road before crashing into a home. The suspect trapped a female resident, causing fatal injuries.

First responders pronounced 40-year-old Carillo, a wife and a mother of two teenage boys, deceased at the scene.

Following preliminary duties, crews located the male suspect driver in a nearby neighborhood and arrested him. Although, police have not yet released his identity.

In a press release, the Garden Grove police stated that they believe alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision, and they are awaiting results from the Orange County Crime Lab to confirm.

Police officers described the suspect as a 35-year-old man from Riverside. They are still investigating the cause of the crash. Once available, more details will be provided.


In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Janet Carillo


The sudden loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, we understand that legal decisions have to be made. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys can help with your situation. We are here to provide unmatched legal representation during this trying time. Call us today for further information at 1-800-900-0000.


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