BISMARCK, N.D. – A North Dakota man is charged with manslaughter after two young brothers from Texas died when authorities say he lost control of his speeding pickup truck and drove over their tent at a campground.
Bottineau County prosecutor Swain Benson says 30-year-old Juan Acosta also is charged with reckless endangerment, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and drunken driving.
The Newburg man was arrested after the Sunday crash and is expected to appear in court Tuesday. Benson didn't immediately know if he has an attorney. There was no answer Monday evening at a phone listing for Acosta.
The crash killed 5-year-old Alaries Ruiz and his 9-year-old brother, Cyris. Their 28-year-old father suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. A 9-year-old friend of the boys' also has minor injuries.