(KGTV) — The DUI suspected accused in a violent chain-reaction crash on Interstate 15 in Temecula that killed one woman has been charged with second-degree murder.
Javier Calder, of Auburn, Washington, was charged with one count of second-degree murder and driving under the influence of a drug with an enhancement of causing great bodily injury, according to ABC-affiliate KABC.
If convicted, Calder could face life in prison.
Tuesday's crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on southbound I-15 near Rancho California Rd. Caldera was speeding in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at more than 100 mph when he slammed into the back of a Nissan Altima, according to CHP.
The driver of the Altima, 44-year-old Janet Genao of Murrieta, died at the scene, KABC reported.
Another vehicle was also struck and sent over the side of the freeway and into a parking structure at Temecula City Hall, the station adds.
Several other vehicles were also involved. Those drivers also injured but expected to survive.