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