August 28, 2014 6:52 pm

Kelowna man sentenced to jail for causing fatal traffic crash

KELOWNA – A Kelowna man has been handed a 15 month jail sentence, one year probation and banned from driving for two years for causing a fatal traffic crash at a Highway 97 intersection.

Jordan Wayne Garvin, 24, was travelling almost 160 kilometers an hour when he tried to run a yellow light at Ross Road in West Kelowna in March 2012.

His vehicle slammed into a car turning left, instantly killing 46 year old Cindy Thomas, a West Kelowna mother of two.

Her fiance was seriously injured.

After a three day trial, Garvin was convicted of dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm.

Garvin sobbed heavily in court as he apologized and expressed his deepest condolences to his victims and their families, calling the crash a “haunting tragedy that I’ll have to live with for the rest of my life. I’m forever changed by this.”

In handing down the jail term, BC Supreme Court Justice Alison Beames said nothing will seem high enough to recognize the tragic consequences of Garvin’s driving and nothing will seem low enough to recognize his genuinely good character and enormous remorse.

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