Charges laid in fatal Sask. highway construction zone crash

Kristian Skalicky, one of three teens killed on May 3, 2015 after being hit by a semi while stopped in a construction zone on Highway 6. The driver of the semi, a Winnipeg man, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death. Supplied

MELFORT, Sask. – A Winnipeg man has been charged after three teens were killed in a Saskatchewan highway construction zone crash. The fatal crash happened May 3 on Highway 6 south of Spalding.

Justin Gaja, 14, Kristian Skalicky, 15, and Carter Stevenson, 17, all from Carrot River, were killed when they were struck from behind by a semi while stopped in the construction zone.

They were on their way home after attending a football camp.

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A flag person, Sam Fetherson, was taken to Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the semi, Normand Mark Joseph Lavoie, has been charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

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Lavoie appeared Friday in Melfort provincial court and will make his next court appearance on Sept. 22.

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