Garden Grove woman killed after car drives into her home

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – A Garden Grove woman was killed Sunday after a car drove into her home and trapped her underneath.

It happened just before 2 a.m. on May 12, at the home in the 11800 block of Magnolia Street. Officers said they received multiple reports of a hit-and-run crash after a driver drove a car into a home and then took off.

When they got there, officers said bystanders pointed them in the direction of the driver, who they found nearby. The man, identified only as a 35-year-old Riverside resident, was arrested.

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Inside the home, officers said a 40-year-old woman later identified as Janet Carillo was trapped underneath the car. Paramedics tried to treat her, but she died at the scene. 

While detectives are still investigating the cause of the crash, they said alcohol or drugs are believed to be a contributing factor. Anyone with information about the early-morning wreck was asked to contact investigators at 714-741-5772.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.