Crown appeals car crash deaths acquittal 0
John De Oliveira, 21, and Rebecca Dyer, 19, were killed on Oct. 19, 2010 when another car crashed into a meridian, flipped over, and landed on their Suzuki Swift. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BRENDA DYER)
The B.C. Crown is appealing a ruling that saw dangerous driving charges tossed out against a woman who flipped her car and killed two people.
In September, 26-year-old Andelina Hecimovic was acquitted of two counts of dangerous driving causing death. She testified how the accident was the aftermath of a chaotic day at work that made her cry. While wiping away tears driving along the Lougheed Highway, she missed a red light and flipped her car on Oct. 19, 2010.
It landed on a vehicle occupied by young couple John De Oliveira and Rebecca Dyer who died instantly.
In a statement, prosecutors said they want a new trial.
“The Crown alleges that the trial judge made a legal error by applying an incorrect legal standard in determining whether the accused was guilty of the offences,” the justice branch said.
“The Crown will ask the Court of Appeal to set aside the acquittals and to order a new trial for Ms. Hecimovic.”