Vigil for sisters, ages 2 and 4, both killed by driver of stolen truck: police

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The sister of four-year-old Lenexy Cardoza, who was killed Wednesday when a man driving a stolen truck crashed into their vehicle in Antioch, died Saturday, according to a relative. 

Camila Cardoza was two years old. Family and friends held a vigil for both girls Sunday evening in Pittsburg.

Both girls were riding with their mother when they were struck by Noe Saucedo, who was driving a stolen Ford F-250. The crash was at the intersection of Somersville road and the eastbound Highway 4 off-ramp, according to sheriff’s officials. 

Saucedo, of Pittsburg, was charged with murder, felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, according to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Saucedo apparently stole the vehicle in Pittsburg and was being followed by a deputy sheriff. Before the deputy activated his emergency lights, Saucedo took the Somersville Road exit and immediately accelerated. 

The deputy then hit the lights. Shortly after, the driver ran a red light and collided with the victims Ford F-150 that was heading southbound. 

Three people were in the car, including the two young girls that died. The mother, Edith Ramirez, suffered multiple injuries but survived. 

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family.