- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) - A suburban New York man has admitted to letting his unlicensed teenage daughter drive a sport utility vehicle that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens.

Michael Ware pleaded guilty Thursday in Wayne County Court to three counts each of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the Aug. 30 crash. Prosecutors say the 54-year-old Scarsdale, New York man gave permission to his then-15-year-old daughter to drive his Chevrolet Suburban on the day of the crash.

The SUV flipped over in Paupack Township, killing 15-year-old Council Rock High School sophomores Ryan Lesher, Shamus Digney and Cullen Keffer. Three others were hurt.

The teenage driver was sentenced to indefinite probation, but was spared of jail time.

Ware faces up to 21 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Aug. 20.


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