Last night, a big-rig truck crashed into several vehicles and then collides into the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse in La Canada Flintridge. 43-year-old Marcos Costa, the driver of the semi-truck has been arrested and is being held on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony reckless driving. His bail is set at $200,000.
This tragic crash occurred on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway and resulted in two fatalities and left at least three seriously injured. The deceased have been identified as 12-year-old Angelina Posca and her father Angel Jorge Posca, 58, both from Palmdale, California.
A total of 12 people were injured in this horrific crash. Medi-vac helicopters were called in to transport those seriously injured to a nearby hospital.
The semi-truck was on a downward grade on Angeles Crest Highway, an area known for being dangerous for trucks. Numerous truck and big-rig accidents have occured at this very intersection leaving speculation that there may be a possibly road design defect. It appears that the state has known about this stretch of land and its dangerous condition.
What is more disturbing is that City Officials knew of the dangerous condition that existed. This was a completely preventable accident. A copy of a few letters from City Officials to the CalTrans office were obtained by our office.
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