PASADENA, CA – Marcos Costa, the 18 wheeler truck driver who killed two people on Angeles Crest Highway in 2008, was convicted on Friday, July 29, of involuntary manslaughter by a Pasadena jury.
Costa was charged with second-degree murder, after his runaway 18 wheeler semi truck swerved out of control down Angeles Crest Highway killing 12-year-old Angelina Posca, and her 58-year-old father, Angel George Posca of Palmdale.
The victims were in a sedan that was struck by Costa’s truck when they were pushed along the roadway and struck by several other cars before the truck slammed into a bookstore.
The jurors previously told the court they were in agreement on some of the major allegations but were divided on others.
After a week of deliberations, Costa was acquitted of second-degree murder charges, but the jury decided to convict him of two lesser counts of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of reckless driving causing an injury.
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