Charges have now been laid against a Vancouver man responsible for the deaths of two University of B.C. students, including one who was from Vancouver Island.
An RCMP statement Thursday says 22-year-old Tim Goerner has been charged with two counts each of impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving.
Eighteen-year-olds Evan Smith and Emily Selwood were walking near the university student residences at the Point Grey campus early on Sept. 26, 2021, when a vehicle veered up onto the sidewalk and hit them and a parked car before stopping.
Smith and Selwood died at the scene.
In a statement shared by RCMP, Selwood’s parents are remembering their daughter, who grew up on Vancouver Island as an accomplished, medal-winning rower who believed everyone should be treated with compassion and dignity.
The parents of Smith, from Mississauga, Ont., say he was an avid rock climber, paddler and volunteer with Scouts Canada.
Court documents show Goerner is scheduled to make his first appearance in provincial court in Richmond on Friday.