Elliott Bower, 18, was driving a stolen VW Golf which was being pursued by police when it crashed into a people carrier in Sheffield last month.
Adnan Ashraf Jarral, 35, died along with his infant son Muhammed Usman Bin Adnan and a married couple – Vlasta Dunova, 41, and Miroslav Duna, 50.
Just weeks before the crash, Bower and his brother Declan, 23, who was travelling in the stolen car, had posted a photo insulting cops.
Stood with a cigarette in his mouth and middle finger up, Bower captioned the Facebook snap: "F*** da police.”
The picture was posted two weeks before the crash, when South Yorkshire Police had launched a media appeal to ask for the public's help to find them.
The brothers had been on the run from police at the time as they were wanted in connection with a number of offences.
Bower pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and other offences at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday.
He appeared alongside Declan and a 17-year-old boy who each pleaded guilty to offences including aggravated vehicle taking.
Remanding the trio in custody, the Recorder of Sheffield, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, said: "This an exceptionally serious case of its kind.
"It demands punishment. Make no mistake, you will be punished."
All three defendants will be sentenced on January 28.
Factory worker Mr Jarral is understood to have been driving the VW people carrier when it was hit by the Golf on Main Road, in Darnall, on November 9.
He was described by his family as "full of life" and devoted to his children.
His wife Tahreem, 32, was also injured along with Mr Duna and Mrs Dunova's 22-year-old daughter, Nikola Dunova, and her daughter, Livia Matova, three.
After the crash, Mr Jarral's uncle, Shafqat Mirza, said his nephew was a "humble and polite" man who was extremely proud of his two sons and his stepson.
Mr Mirza said: "It's been absolutely devastating for all of us and all the family."
He said Mr Jarral was originally from Pakistan and his wife was originally from Slovakia. They married a few years ago and she had converted to Islam and changed her name from Erica Kroscenova.
He said the couple had been planning a trip to Mecca at the end of the month.
On Monday, Elliott Bower spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality in court and to enter pleas to a charge of causing the death by dangerous driving of each of the deceased and three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
His brother admitted one charge of aggravated vehicle taking and another of possession of a lock-knife.
The 17-year-old also admitted aggravated vehicle taking and possession of cannabis.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct launched an investigation after the crash due to the police pursuit.
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