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Trial begins for trucker charged with killing 11-year-old - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 1, 2014

Trial begins for trucker charged with killing 11-year-old

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:30 am

TEXAS CITY — A Texas City truck driver was careless, reckless and “heartless” when he was behind the wheel of a commercial big rig that rolled over and killed an 11-year old girl waiting at a school bus stop in 2012, prosecutors argued Tuesday.

Hector A. Pena, 47, pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter in the Sept. 24, 2012 death of Christina Marie Lopez, who was hit by a truck in the 2900 block of 26th Street in Texas City.

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