Truck driver charged with manslaughter in deadly crash along I-69

The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office has issued charges against a semi driver involved in a crash that killed a Davison man and his daughter. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. – The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office has issued charges against a semi driver involved in a crash that killed a Davison man and his daughter.

Wednesday’s crash along westbound I-69 near Bristol Road in Flint Township killed 27-year-old Cody Thomas and 3-year-old Aria Thomas.

The prosecutor’s office says 34-year-old Dalibor Sakotic of Wylie, Texas was driving a semi-truck and trailer which slammed into the back of a Chevrolet Malibu with four people inside.

Police found the Malibu smashed and partially under the semi.

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The driver of the car suffered serious injuries.

Also in the car was Thomas’ wife and mother of Aria who survived the crash.

“This is a terrible tragedy that took the lives of a father and his young daughter and left their grieving wife and mother behind,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.

Sakotic has been charged with two counts of manslaughter with a motor vehicle and one count of reckless driving causing serious impairment.

He is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon in 67th District Court.

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