Special education teacher Amy Harris died in 2013
SPRINGVALE, Maine — A Berwick Academy student has pleaded guilty to charges related to a fatal crash that killed special education teacher Amy Harris.
Cameron Clair,18, entered the guilty pleas to failure to keep right and being in a motor vehicle violation resulting in death on Friday in Springvale District Court. He also apologized.
Clair was not speeding or texting at the time of the head-on collision in April 2013. His attorney said that Clair had no memory of the several miles on the road before the crash and argued that he may have been unconscious because of recent concussions. But prosecutors believe Clair fell asleep behind the wheel.
Harris’ two children were also injured in the crash.
“I will forever live knowing that I killed someone’s mom, someone’s wife, someone’s daughter and many peoples’ friend. Knowing that I’ve caused so many people pain and took two kids’ mom away from them leaves me forever sorry,” Clair said.
A judge ordered Clair to spend 120 hours working with children who have autism, which was Harris’ specialty. His license was also suspended for two years and he will have to pay a fine.