John Koch is going to jail for 4 years and won’t be able to drive for 7 years once he gets out, after he was sentenced for impaired driving causing death in relation to an accident that killed 25 year old Danille Kerpan on Thanksgiving weekend of 2014.
Danille is the daughter of former MLA and MP Allan Kerpan.
The accident happened on Highway 11 near Bladworth when a truck was headed in the wrong direction.
The Crown said in court the truck was reported 12 times in the span of around an hour, with many motorists having to veer off to the side of the road in order to dodge the oncoming vehicle.
Defense lawyer Aaron Fox says his client plans to tell his story and how it has affected all parties involved when he is released.
When Koch rose to give his apology, he looked directly at the Kerpan family and said he knows he is responsible for taking Danille away from them and wishes it was him instead who had died.