The BC Coroner Service says the taxi driver, killed in a single vehicle crash on Gorge Road last summer, was impaired by cocaine and cannabis.
44-year old Mohamad Shariff Abdi died and his three passengers were hurt when his cab crashed into a utility pole on July 3rd last year.
Though the coroner’s investigation found an alcohol level below the legal limit, toxicology tests show evidence of marijuana use within an hour of the crash, and levels of cocaine.
Speed was also a factor.
The coroner says the cab was travelling at 74 kilometres an hour in a 40 km/hour zone.
There was no evidence of braking and Abdi was not wearing a seat belt.