Trial is set to begin on June 20 for the driver charged with murder in the April 2009 Angeles Crest Highway runaway truck crash that killed two people in La Cañada Flintridge.
Marcos Costa, 46, appeared for a pretrial hearing Monday in a Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Pasadena during which attorneys on both sides of the case told Judge Darrell Mavis they were ready to proceed to jury selection next week.
“We’re ready to go, and I expect the jury to find Mr. Costa not guilty of all the charges. This was a horrible accident, and that’s what it was — an accident,” said attorney Edward Murphy, who represents Costa.
The trial is expected to take four to six weeks, Murphy said.
Palmdale resident Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter died when Costa’s speeding truck collided with their car and several others at the highway’s terminus at Foothill Boulevard before smashing into a storefront.