A Portuguese lorry driver has denied causing the deaths of a family of six, originally from Birmingham, in a crash on the M6 in Cheshire.
David and Michelle Statham, of Llandudno, North Wales, and their four children were killed when their people carrier was involved in the pile-up near Sandbach on October 20 last year.
Paulo Jorge Nogueira da Silva, 46, faces six charges of causing death by dangerous driving and six alternative charges of causing death by careless driving.
Assisted by an interpreter, da Silva, who lives in Murcia, Spain, entered not guilty pleas to the 12 counts at Chester Crown Court.
Chef Mr Statham, 38, and his 33-year-old wife were returning home with the children after visiting family in Birmingham when the crash happened.
Their silver people carrier burst into flames in the five-vehicle crash between junctions 16 and 17 on the M6 northbound carriageway.
The couple, who had been together for 19 years, died at the scene along with sons Reece, 13, Jay, nine, and Mason, 20 months, and 10-week-old baby daughter Ellouise.