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Alberta crash that killed four sends man to prison

GRANDE PRAIRIE (NEWS1130) – A man convicted after a crash that killed four high school football players from northern Alberta has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Brenden Holubowich will also be forbidden to drive for three years once he is released.

Holubowich pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Holubowich, who is 23, had been facing 16 charges, including impaired driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

His pickup truck collided with a car carrying five members of the Warriors football team from Grande Prairie Composite High School in October 2011.

The fifth player, Zach Judd, survived but spent several weeks in a coma.

Judd told the court he considered suicide after the crash and when he found out his teammates had died, he wished he died too.

He says he lost hearing in one ear because of the crash _ he hasn’t been able to get his driver’s licence back and will never play football again.

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Nattyone, thank you for putting into words what I was thinking!!!

February 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

16 charges, and cowardly/callously left the scene of the accident – four young people dead, and another disabled for life – gets only three years. When will the Law Makers, Justice system get the message: The penalties are not severe enough – this is no deterrent, either to reckless driving, drinking and driving, and/or killing people…And only banned from driving for three years after release…he’s only 23….Sure stiffer Jail sentences will not bring the deceased back, or fix the disabled man….But this degree of careless irresponsibility requires something more than this (virtual) slap on the wrist…..

February 27, 2013 at 10:57 am