Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wants to Wait: No Plea from Accused in Crash That Killed Saskatchewan Teens

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wants to Wait: No Plea from Accused in Crash That Killed Saskatchewan Teens

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No plea from accused in crash that killed teens

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MELFORT, Sask. - A truck driver facing charges in a crash that killed three teenagers and seriously injured a highway worker in Saskatchewan is holding off on his plea.

Normand Lavoie, who is 38, was not present when his case came up in Melfort provincial court.

Lavoie, who is from Winnipeg, is charged with criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

His lawyer says he doesn't want to proceed until he sees how a similar case involving the death of a flag person plays out in Weyburn, Sask.

The three high school boys from Carrot River were on their way home from a football training camp in May and were stopped in a construction zone near Spalding when a semi hit their car from behind.

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

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