A LORRY driver has pleaded guilty to killing a mother and three children in an eight-vehicle crash on the A34.
Tomasz Kroker, aged 30, was using a mobile phone when he collided with the victims' car between Chieveley and West Ilsley on August 10.
At Reading Crown Court today (Monday) Kroker admitted four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
He was remanded in custody until a sentencing hearing on October 31.
Tracy Houghton, 45, from Dunstable, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11, died in the crash.
A man was flown to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.
A further 11 people sustained minor injuries in the crash, which closed the northbound carriageway for about 12 hours.