Truck driver kills mother and three children after crashing into their vehicle while selecting music on cellphone


Tracy Houghton and her three children 
By: Chan Yuan

A truck driver is facing many years in prison after killing a mother and her three children, according to police in the United Kingdom.

30-year-old Tomasz Kroker of Berkshire, pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He faces up to nine years in prison. According to the criminal complaint, Kroker collided with the victims' car on the A34.

Video in Kroker’s truck showed him using his cellphone moments before crashing into the car. Kroker said that he was trying to select music on his cellphone and he became distracted.

The victims were identified as Tracy Houghton, 45, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter, Aimee Goldsmith, 11.

One man was seriously injured while 11 others suffered light injuries.