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Murder Charges Thrown Out for Truck Driver in Deadly Angeles Crest Highway Crash

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The truck driver who killed two people and injured twelve when his vehicle careened into a La Canada Flintridge intersection was spared the possibility of murder charges today. A Pasadena Superior Court judge said there was insufficient evidence that Marcos Barbosa Costa, 44, had intent to kill people, according to the Daily News. However, he will still face vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving charges.

On April 1st during rush hour, Costa was driving on the Angeles Crest Highway down the San Gabriel Mountains when he lost his brakes. A 12-year-old girl and her father died in the incident.