Woman faces impaired driving charges for fatal Malahat crash in 2018

Woman faces impaired driving charges for fatal Malahat crash in 2018
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The driver of a minivan causing a fatal accident on the Malahat Highway faces impaired driving charges

31-year-old Sara Thomas is facing charges for impaired driving, following a fatal head-on collision on the Malahat in 2018.

The crash took place on June 10, 2018 at approximately 1 p.m.on the 2400-block of the Trans-Canada Highway.

A black minivan, driven by Thomas, was heading northbound when it collided with an SUV heading in the opposite direction near Aspen Road in a 60 kilometre an hour construction zone.

The driver of the SUV was 46-year-old David Tilley of Vancouver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the West Shore RCMP. His wife Justine was in the passenger seat and was taken to hospital and treated for serious injuries.

The driver of the minivan was also taken to hospital, who police believed was impaired by alcohol at the time.

Thomas is now facing six charges: impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, cause an accident resulting in death, cause an accident resulting in bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

She is expected to appear in Duncan provincial court on May 19, 2020.

Rebecca LawrenceRebecca Lawrence

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