Family members of the two victims who were killed in a fatal 2009 runaway big-rig crash in La Cañada Flintridge have reached tentative settlements totaling $3.15 million.
The settlements — reached with the truck’s driver, Marcos Costa, who was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, and the California Department of Transportation — were agreed to Thursday during a conference in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Glendale.
The family of Palmdale residents George and Angelina Posca — who were killed when Costa’s truck barreled through the intersection of Foothill Boulevard after losing its brakes on Angeles Crest Highway — filed wrongful death lawsuits against Costa and Caltrans and La Cañada.
Charles Nettels, Costa’s civil attorney, said he had reached a tentative settlement agreement that would award the Posca family $900,000 of Costa’s $1 million insurance policy. The other $100,000 would be split among the remaining claimants, of which there are roughly 25, including insurance companies, other injured drivers and businesses in the area, Nettels said.