facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

4 crash deaths bring 3 years in prison

Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM   |   Comments

GRAND PRAIRIE, Alberta, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Canadian man was sent to jail for three years Wednesday for a 2011 two-vehicle crash that killed four high school football players.

Justice William A. Tilleman gave Brendon Holubowich, 23, of Wembley a prison term agreed to by prosecutors and Holubowich's attorney, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

Holubowich had pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing injury

Four members of the Grande Prairie Composite High School Warriors football team were killed and a fifth player was injured when Holubowich's pickup, traveling at least 75 mph, smashed into their car as they were making a U-turn. Authorities said Holubowich had been drinking.

"The courts just failed us completely," CTV News quoted Desiree Judd, the mother of Zach Judd, the only survivor of the crash. as saying. "They failed the boys, they failed Zach."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out
4
Oil spill reported in North Dakota
5
U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback