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B.C. man sentenced for crash that killed Kelowna teacher

Tayah Lloyd was killed in a 2018 crash on the Trans Canada highway.
Image Credit: Tayah Lloyd obituary
February 07, 2020 - 9:19 AM

A B.C. man was sentenced to 30 days in jail yesterday for causing the 2018 crash that killed a pregnant Kelowna school teacher.

Frank Marx Tessman pleaded guilty in October to driving without due care and attention and was given the 30-day sentence in Chilliwack court on Thursday, Feb. 6. He also was sentenced to a 18-month driving prohibition and was ordered to pay a $150 victim surcharge.

On May 26, 2018, Tessman's GMC pickup truck was headed eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway near Bridal Falls when it crossed the centreline and crashed head-on into a westbound Toyota Tacoma with Justin and Tayah Lloyd within.

Lloyd, 31, was a teacher at Anne McClymont Elementary and was five months pregnant.

“Justin and Tayah Lloyd were newlyweds, having only been married in December of 2017 and were excitedly expecting their first child,” read a GoFundMe page set up in the aftermath of the crash.

“They enjoyed spending quality time together outdoors and you could find them mountain biking, camping, quadding and hiking around the Okanagan most weekends.”




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