Man who plowed into back of car, killing 5, found guilty of manslaughter

An Alberta judge has found a Calgary-area truck driver guilty of manslaughter in a horrific collision that killed five people in December 2007.

CALGARY — An Alberta judge has found a Calgary-area truck driver guilty of manslaughter in a horrific collision that killed five people in December 2007.

Daniel Tschetter drove his cement truck at high speed and crashed into the rear-end of a car stopped at a red light, spreading debris 300 metres.

Chris Gautreau, his two young daughters, his girlfriend Melaina Hovdebo and her infant son died in the crash.

Justice Bruce Fraser called Tschetter’s actions “a wanton disregard of the safety of others.

Tschetter, 51, of Cochrane, Alta. was charged with five counts each of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

He will remain free until sentencing.

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