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Trucker acquitted in crash that killed man, young daughter

1 year 4 months 2 days ago Wednesday, July 31 2019 Jul 31, 2019 July 31, 2019 4:28 PM July 31, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan jury has acquitted a Texas truck driver of five felony counts stemming from a crash that killed a man and his young daughter, and critically hurt another.

Defense attorney Frank Manley said a jury on Wednesday found Dalibot Sakotic of Wylie, Texas, not guilty of manslaughter and reckless driving. His tractor-trailer slammed into a car on Interstate 69 in March 2018 carrying a Davison family.

Manley says "it was a tragic situation" but jurors "followed the law." The Associated Press left a message seeking comment from Genesee County prosecutors' spokesman John Potbury.

The two rear-seat passengers, 27-year-old Cody Thomas and his 3-year-old daughter, Aria Thomas, were killed. The driver was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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