Man pleads guilty in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teens

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Friday, July 10, 2015
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Three Council Rock High School South students have been identified as those killed in a SUV crash in the Poconos.

HOLLAND, Pa. -- The man charged in a tragic accident that killed three Bucks County teenagers has pleaded guilty.

53-year-old Michael James Ware pleeded guilty Thursday to three counts of Involuntary Manslaughter and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Ware let his 15-year-old daughter drive his SUV in the Poconos on Labor Day weekend last year.

She didn't have a license, and got into a crash.

There were a total of six teenagers in the SUV at the time of the crash on Goosepond Road in Paupack Township, Wayne County.

Killed were Ryan Lesher, Shamus Digney, and Cullen Keffer. All three 15-year-olds were set to enter their sophomore year at Council Rock South High School.

Ware's daughter was sentenced to indefinite probation, which ends when she turns 21, plus 300 hours of community service, an order to undergo mental health counseling, and she must pay restitution in the amount of $30,000.

Ware is scheduled to be sentenced on August 20th.