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Jolene Gardner, 33, and Payton Castillo, 9, killed, and Melvin Cleveland Branch arrested in collision on 22 Freeway in Garden Grove, California

Modified Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 5:58am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Child and woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on 22 Freeway in Garden Grove; all lanes closed

News video from the scene showed firefighters working to extricate the occupants of a pickup truck that had overturned onto its side.

Officials ID Mother, 9-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Garden Grove

The mother and daughter were on their way home from a New Year's Eve gathering at the time of the crash, according to a GoFundMe campaign.

Man charged with manslaughter in double-fatal O.C. crash dies of overdose

A man who was charged in a drunken driving crash that killed a mother and her 9-year-old daughter on New Year’s Day last year in Garden Grove died late last year of a drug overdose, court records obtained Tuesday show.


Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Jolene Gardner
Payton Castillo
Melvin Cleveland Branch
22 Freeway

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