The driver of a semi-truck that was responsible for a four vehicle fatal collision which killed three Carrot River teens in May has been charged with four crimes.

Normand Mark Joseph Lavoie from Winnipeg has been charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death, and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Lavoie made his first appearance in Melfort Provincial Court on Friday morning.

On May 3rd, Lavoie was approaching a construction zone near Spalding, where he collided with the vehicle which had three teenage boys from Carrot River in it. Their vehicle then collided with a truck parked ahead, as they waiting at a traffic stop. Thereafter, the truck crashed into a construction pilot vehicle coming to rest in the ditch.

The three teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene, while a flagperson on scene with the construction crew was airlifted to hospital.

Lavoie will return to court in Melfort on September 22.