Sobbing Kelowna driver expresses remorse for high speed crash that killed mother of two

KELOWNA - A Kelowna man has been sentenced to 15 months in jail, one year probation and banned from driving for two years for causing a fatal crash in West Kelowna.

Jordan Garvin was travelling almost 160 kilometres an hour when he tried to run a yellow light in March 2012, and T-boned a left-turning vehicle, instantly killing 46-year-old Cindy Thomas, a West Kelowna mother of two.

Her fiancee was seriously injured.

Garvin was convicted of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm, following a three day trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kelowna.

The 24-year-old sobbed heavily in court as he apologized and expressed his deepest condolences to his victims and their families, calling the crash a haunting tragedy that he must live with for the rest of his life.

In handing down the jail term on Thursday, Justice Alison Beames said nothing will seem high enough to recognize the tragic consequences of Garvin's driving and nothing will seem lenient enough to recognize his genuinely good character and enormous remorse.


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