February 9, 2016 9:28 pm

Tyhler Keith sentenced for deadly drunk driving crash in Garneau

Police respond to a deadly crash on 109 Street in November 2013. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Tyhler Keith was sentenced in connection with the crash that killed Brennan Bagdan.

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EDMONTON – The young man who killed Brennan Bagdan in a November 2013 impaired driving crash in the Garneau area was sentenced to five years in prison by a judge on Tuesday.

Bagdan’s stepfather told Global News that Tyhler Keith, who was 21 at the time of the crash, was sentenced to five years for impaired driving causing death and three years for impaired driving causing injury, which would be served concurrently. Keith will also be subject to a five-year driving ban upon his release and have to pay some fines.

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Brennan Bagdan, 40, was killed when the vehicle he and his wife Tracy were in was hit by an SUV going the wrong way down a one-way street.

The couple had been returning home from celebrating the second anniversary of their first date when the crash unfolded.

Bagdan had only been married for a year-and-a-half.

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Keith admitted to being three times over the legal limit at the time of the crash.

The SUV crossed four lanes of traffic on 109 Street and hit a car.


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Brennan’s widow was among those who read victim impact statements in January.

“I remember calling out for Brennan repeatedly but there was no answer,” Tracy said at the time. “I lost a part of myself I will never get back.”

The Crown had been asking for a five-year sentence while the Defence was calling for a sentence between three and three-and-a-half years.

Keith had a previous licence suspension for numerous speeding infractions from 2009.


With files from Erin Chalmers and Emily Mertz

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