Nova Scotia

Accused in Tracadie crash deaths back in court

A man charged in the deaths of two Antigonish County teens last November was back in court today.

A man charged in the deaths of two Antigonish County teens last November was back in court today.

William Lionel Edmund Byron Fogarty, 30, selected trial by Supreme Court justice alone, and a preliminary inquiry will start on May 17.

Fogarty faces six charges including dangerous driving causing death and driving while impaired by drugs causing death.

Fogarty's car collided with a car driven by 16-year-old Kory Mattie on Nov. 24.

Mattie, of Havre Boucher, died at the scene. His passenger and best friend, 17-year-old Nico Landry, of Tracadie, was severely injured and died later in hospital.

Landry and Mattie's families filled the Antigonish courtroom Thursday.

Mattie's brother Darren said his family and Landry's family appreciate the support.

"Hopefully justice will to be served to him," Darren Mattie said Thursday.

Fogarty was denied bail in November and will remain in jail.