Nova Scotia girl, 17, sentenced to probation for crash that killed teen, injured five

The Canadian Press
Published on June 3, 2014

PORT HAWKESBURY - A 17-year-old Nova Scotia girl who pleaded guilty to careless driving in a crash that killed a teen and sent five other young people to hospital last year was sentenced to one year of probation on Monday.

A provincial court judge in Port Hawkesbury also imposed a one-year driving ban on the teen and said she is required to do 100 hours of community service.

The youth also pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle with too many passengers, while a third charge of operating a vehicle without a licensed driver in the passenger seat was withdrawn prior to the guilty plea.

The victim, 17-year-old Allan Lafford, was killed in the single-vehicle crash on Smith Road in Grand River on June 21.

Five other people between the ages of 13 and 22 were taken to hospital and later released.

The girl sentenced Monday cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. (CIGO)