Trial begins for man accused of dangerous driving in death of Kamloops man

Accused box in Vernon Supreme Court

VERNON - A Lavington man’s dangerous driving causing death trial began Tuesday, almost three years to the day he was involved in a crash that left a Kamloops man dead.

Terrance Edward Brown, born in 1977, faces one count of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

He was allegedly behind the wheel of a Super B tractor trailer that struck a Ford F350 pick-up carrying three people on April 28, 2011, 40 kilometers east of Cherryville on Highway 6. The occupants of the truck were Randy Duncan, 22, of Kamloops, a female passenger and an infant.

Duncan died at the scene, while the woman was rushed to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The child was not injured.

Crown counsel Cristina Cabulea and defense lawyer Brian Loewen convened in Vernon Supreme Court before Justice Frank Cole Tuesday morning for the first day of the trial which is expected to wrap up Friday.

Brown sat quietly in the accused box while the first witness, a traffic reconstruction specialist, testified about the accident scene.

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