LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two counts of vehicular manslaughter have been filed against the driver of a runaway big-rig that rolled down a mountain highway into a Los Angeles suburb and killed a girl and her father.
The felony charges were filed Friday in a Pasadena court against 43-year-old Marcos Costa of Everett, Mass.
Each count carries up to 12 years in prison.
Authorities say Costa took a county road that's off-limits to big trucks when he crossed the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Coming down from the mountains, the truck's brakes gave out. The rig plunged down a steep grade and across the main boulevard of La Canada Flintridge.
A 12-year-old girl and her father died when their car was crushed. A dozen other people were injured.
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A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and -- shhh! -- holiday shopping were on tap for Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County was at its highest amount on Thanksgiving since 2013 Thursday, despite dropping for 10 consecutive days.
The California Highway Patrol arrested 15 in San Diego County on suspicion of drunken driving, during the first night of its annual Thanksgiving "maximum enforcement period."
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
Your living room often becomes your work space if you work from home. If you have kids, the house can be even more chaotic. Well now, more women are able to take 10-15 steps out of their home and into their "she shed."
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.