Costa appears in court

Marcos Costa, the truck driver in the fatal Angeles Crest Highway crash on April 1, appeared Monday for a pretrial hearing at Pasadena Superior Court. Costa, who is accused of killing a man and his daughter after his big-rig lost control, was ordered to return to court Sept. 30 for another pretrial hearing.

On April 1, Costa drove down Angeles Crest Highway when the big rig's brakes failed.  The truck ran through the intersection, crashing into cars--including one driven by Jorge Posca and his daughter, Angelina Posca, who were both killed--and through Flintridge Bookstore.  Ten other motorists were injured.

In May, a grand jury indicted Costa on two counts of murder, two counts of vehicular manslaughter and three felony counts of reckless driving causing specified injury.

Costa plead not guilty and has remained in custody since on $600,000 bail.

If convicted, Costa could face life in prison.

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