Police ID alleged driver, victim in fatal Orange County hit-and-run

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Police on Tuesday identified the woman killed when a vehicle smashed into her Garden Grove home Sunday morning, as well as the man who was allegedly behind the wheel.

Janet Carillo, 40, was in her home in the 11800 block of Magnolia Street just before 2 a.m. when a silver 2019 Toyota Camry struck the structure, trapping her inside, the Garden Grove Police Department said in a news release.

She was declared dead at the scene.

Police said the driver, 35-year-old Jadir Salazar Mantano of Riverside, tried to flee but was captured in a nearby neighborhood.

“Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be a factor in the collision, and results are pending from the Orange County Crime Lab,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Yergler by phone at 714-741-5772 or by email at Johny@ggpd.org.

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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.