Suspect in stolen-truck crash that killed girl formally charged with murder

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Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office formally charged the 23-year-old suspect who allegedly drove a stolen pick-up truck on Wednesday and crashed into another vehicle, killing a 4-year-old girl in Antioch. 

Noe Saucedo, of Pittsburg, is being charged with murder, felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of heroin, according to Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

Saucedo remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility and is being held on $1,130,000 bail.

Lenexy Cardoza, the little girl who was killed, was riding with her mother and 2-year-old little sister Camila when they were struck by Saucedo in the stolen Ford F-250 pick-up truck at the intersection of Somersville Road and the eastbound Highway 4 of-ramp, according to sheriff's officials. 

Saucedo apparently stole the vehicle in Pittsburg and was being followed by a deputy sheriff when he sped through a red light, officials said. 

Jesus Cardoza, the girls’ father, told KTVU on Thursday that his younger daughter is not responding to stimuli at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Doctors were planning on conducting more tests on Friday. The mother, Edith Ramirez, suffered numerous injuries, but is expected to survive.