FLINT (CBS DETROIT/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.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Two Stars With Motor City Ties Lighting Up Entertainment World
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.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
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.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools
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