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Murder Charged in a Los Angeles Big-Rig Trucking Accident

By Ross Jurewitz on June 20, 2009

A grand jury indictment was unsealed on Friday‚ June 19‚ 2009‚ bringing murder charges against the big-rig truck driver who lost his brakes descending a grade in the freeways north of Los Angeles‚ hitting a car and killing a father and his 12-year-old daughter.  The truck driver‚ Marcos Barbosa Costa‚ previously faced a vehicular manslaughter charge.

Bail is currently set at $2.09 million.

According to prosecutors‚ Costa drove over the San Gabriel Mountains toward Los Angeles on a road on which big-rig trucks are banned.  At La Canada Flintridge‚ he found he had no brakes and his double-decker car-hauler went through an intersection at the bottom of the hill and crashed into a bookstore.  The accident killed Angel Posca‚ 58‚ and his daughter‚ both of Palmdale.

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