May 26, 2014 6:49 pm
Updated: May 26, 2014 8:54 pm

Sentence handed down, following crash that killed 10-year-old girl


CALGARY- A Morley man convicted in a crash that killed a 10-year-old girl has been ordered to spend six more months in prison.

Eleasha Wesley died in May 2012, after her family’s car was hit from behind on the Trans-Canada Highway just outside Calgary city limits. The driver of the van that hit them fled the scene, but police tracked him down in Cochrane three weeks later.

Fergus Hunter, who was 19 at the time, was charged with dangerous driving causing death and fleeing the scene of a fatal crash. In January, he was found guilty of all six charges he faced.

At a sentencing hearing on Monday, a judge ordered Hunter to spend six more months in prison. He has already been in custody for over two years.

He must also spend 90 days at a native counselling centre after he’s released, and two more years on probation. He is also banned from driving for five years.

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