Driver in 2017 Lougheed Highway crash that killed 3 sentenced

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The second of two drivers charged in a fatal 2017 crash in Coquitlam has been sentenced for his role in the collision.

Hamed Darbarpar pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention on Monday.

Three-year-old Tyler Mollie Wong Hernandez, her nine-year-old cousin Ella Reese Hernandez and a 30-year-old woman were killed in the crash on Lougheed Highway at Pitt River Road in April 2017.

The crash happened after Darbarpar and another driver were engaged in what was described as a road rage incident.

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Adam Goulding pleaded guilty and was sentenced last year. He received a sentence of one day in jail, six months probation and 40 hours of community service.

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On Monday, following a joint submission by Crown and defence, a judge meted the same sentence out to Darbarpar.

Mother Michelle Hernandez says she hopes both men will learn from the experience.

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“It’s been a horrific tragedy, I would never wish it on anyone,” she said.

“What I wish is that everyone just cherishes the life that they’ve been given and recognize that each day is precious.”