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