B.C. high court re­jects ap­peal from driver in deadly crash

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - The Cana­dian Press

VAN­COU­VER — A 54-year-old pickup driver who sur­vived a crash in Kam­loops, B.C., that killed his two pas­sen­gers nearly six years ago has lost an ap­peal of his con­vic­tions for dan­ger­ous driv­ing caus­ing death. Three B.C. Court of Ap­peal jus­tices agreed that data seized from the “black box” of Rod­ney Fedan’s pickup was cor­rectly ad­mit­ted at his B.C. Supreme Court trial. Fedan ar­gued un­suc­cess­fully that seizure of data from his truck’s sens­ing di­ag­nos­tic mod­ule vi­o­lated his char­ter rights. The court re­jected the ar­gu­ments, rul­ing the data pro­vided crit­i­cal and re­li­able in­for­ma­tion about the travel of the truck in the five sec­onds be­fore it veered off a wind­ing street, trav­el­ling 106 kilo­me­tres per hour.

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