Nova Scotia

Port Hood fatal crash case hears victim impact statements

The families of three young men who died in a July 2013 car crash in Inverness County read victim impact statements in court Tuesday at the first stage of the sentencing hearing for the teen who was behind the wheel.

Seven people were in the car driving in Judique at the time of the crash

Logan Patrick MacIntyre, 17, Morgan Christopher MacIntyre, 19, and Joel Cecil Chandler, 20, from Port Hood died when the car they were travelling in went off the road and flipped over. (CBC)

The families of three young men who died in a July 2013 car crash in Inverness County read victim impact statements in court Tuesday at the first stage of the sentencing hearing for the teen who was behind the wheel.

Logan Patrick MacIntyre, 17, from Judique, his brother, Morgan Christopher MacIntyre, 19, and Joel Cecil Chandler, 20, from Port Hood were killed in the single-vehicle crash. Four others were injured.

Family members told the court they want the 18-year-old man from Harbourview who is being sentenced for dangerous driving causing death, to get on with his life.

Mother Mary Anne MacIntyre spoke outside court and said it was important for the boys to have a voice.

"I have no hate in my heart towards him," she said. "I just hope that he gets help and gets on with his life, because you can't bring the boys back. Nothing is going to bring them back. "

The teen was 16 years old at the time of the crash and cannot be identified. He pleaded guilty to the charges in January as his trial was about to begin.

MacIntyre expects the teen will face some incarceration, but she also wants more for him.

"My hope is that he gets help. That it becomes a positive for him down the road. I want him to live his life," she said.

After the victim impact statements were read, sentencing was adjourned until June 5, something MacIntyre was pleased with.

"It's actually relieving, because we got to show our boys," she said. "This part of it is over. It's a little bit of closure. Here on in, we'll be fine."

"We have a lot of family and friends that are so wonderful, so we'll be fine."

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