A man accused of a Canadian Day accident in the middle of Alberta who killed two teenagers and had been severely injured by another two pleaded guilty.
The 21-year-old Dylan James Beauclair is responsible for two counts of dangerous driving that causes death and two more dangerous driving that causes physical harm.
His trial began on Thursday at the Deer Red Court of the Queen's Ban just before a judge.
Ashleigh Smith, aged 16 and from Springbrook, Alta., Was a John Dolliver, 18, from Benhold, Alta., Farw on July 1, 2016, in a late single car accident in the east to Red Deer.
Mounties at the time said that two holders were sent out of the vehicle and died on the scene, while two others had been injured and taken to hospital.
A fifth non-injected holder was also hospitalized but he was released a little later.
The first witness that the Crown called was one of the people in the night car of the accident.
Lexie Martin testified that the group was planning to attend Canadian Day Fireworks at Sylvan Lake nearby before attending a party back in Red Deer.
But rain began, Martin remembered, so they decided to go straight to the party.
Shaylene Taberner, who was the girlfriend of Beauclair and now lived with him, testified that she was to be a designated driver that night. But she and Beauclair went into a "huge battle" after she was called her and called her as she came home. He said he was distressed she was out with Beauclair.
The group suggested that Beauclair took the wheel, Taberner thought, but he could not remember much more than that.
"I remember that I remember blowing a stop sign. Then I'll remember waking up and a nice girl is holding my hand," he told the court.