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Driver pleads guilty to killing 3 Carrot River, Sask. teens in work zone crash

Normand Lavoie, of Winnipeg, pleaded guilty in a Saskatchewan courtroom to three counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. File / Global News

UPDATE: Normand Lavoie sentenced in death of 3 Carrot River, Sask. teens

The driver of a semi-truck has admitted to slamming into a car stopped at a Highway 6 construction zone, killing three teens from Carrot River, Sask.

Normand Lavoie, 40, of Winnipeg pleaded guilty in a Melfort courtroom on Tuesday to three counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

READ MORE: Three teens dead in multi-vehicle crash at Highway 6 construction zone

He will be sentenced Aug. 22.

The teens, who were students at Carrot River Junior Senior High School, died on Highway 6 near Spalding in May 2015.

Fourteen-year-old Justin Gaja, Kristian Skalicky, who was 15, and Carter Stevenson, 17, were all members of the Wildcats football team.

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They were returning to Carrot River after being at a football camp.

READ MORE: Charges laid in fatal Sask. highway construction zone crash

The momentum of the crash pushed the car into a second vehicle, which in turn hit a flag person.

Lavoie and the other drivers weren’t seriously hurt.

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