December 1, 2016 8:46 am

Driver set to be sentenced in Burnaby hit-and-run that killed Emily Sheane

Emily Sheane was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Burnaby on March 10, 2016.

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A United Nations gang associate is scheduled to be sentenced today in a fatal hit-and-run in Burnaby.

The crash left 25-year-old Emily Sheane dead last spring.

She was driving home from her job at Joe Fortes restaurant in Vancouver when she was t-boned by a Range Rover that ran a red light near the BCIT campus.

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Twenty-five-year-old Ibrahim Ali was arrested days later at a motel near Creston.

He was charged on March 17, 2016, with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and leaving the scene of an accident where a death occurred.

When he was arrested the family of Emily Sheane issued the following statement:

“Our family is thankful that the suspects have been apprehended and cannot hurt anyone else. At this time, we will put our faith in the justice system and we want to focus on honouring and celebrating Emily.

“Emily was a daughter, a sister, a friend and a soulmate. She was a beacon of light. Her vibrant energy would envelope a room and her enthusiasm for life was contagious. Emily treated each day as a gift. She lived life fully, exploring the world and celebrating life. With her hula-hoop dancing around her, we witnessed Emily in her truest form: a free spirit with all of her love and beauty to give.”

-With files from Paula Baker

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