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Victims of La Canada runaway truck crash remembered at memorial

Particpants in a memorial motorcycle ride on Saturday for crash victims Angel and Angelina Posca make their way up Angeles Crest Highway to Glenola Park.

Nearly 100 friends and family members of the two people killed on April 1, 2009, when their car was struck by a runaway big rig on Angeles Crest Highway gathered Saturday in La Cañada Flintridge following a memorial motorcycle ride.

Palmdale resident Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter Angelina died two years ago when the car-hauler truck lost its brakes while descending the steep mountain pass and smashed into several vehicles before coming to rest inside a storefront along Foothill Boulevard.

Roya Zarrinkhak, who attended elementary school in Palmdale with Angelina Posca, fought to hold back tears while standing Saturday with friends near Angelina’s simple stone memorial and plaque.

“Angelina made me laugh all the time. There was no one like her. She was the nicest girl at school. She made me want to be just like her,” said Zarrinkhak, 14. “It makes me think about everything in my life. She made me realize not to take anything for granted.”

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--Joe Piasecki, La Cañada Valley Sun/Times Community News

Photo: Participants in a memorial motorcycle ride on Saturday for crash victims Angel and Angelina Posca make their way up Angeles Crest Highway to Glenola Park. (Joe Piasecki/Valley Sun)

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Losing loved ones and friends in any kind of motor vehicle accident is always unexpected. However, it's even more painful if the accident is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person. In this case, commercial truck drivers are bound by law to exercise even greater care and diligence so the alleged brake failure could have been avoided through the proper maintenance of the vehicle.



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