Man 'sorry' for deadly drunken crash

A sentencing hearing in connection with a car crash last August that killed a 71-year-old woman is...

A sentencing hearing in connection with a car crash last August that killed a 71-year-old woman is scheduled for Friday afternoon. (FILE PHOTO)

Dean Pritchard, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 1:25 AM ET

Adam Langan is promising to “learn from my mistakes and become a better person” after a drunken high-speed collision that killed a 71-year-old grandmother.

“I would give anything to go back and change that,” Langan said in a brief statement read in court by his lawyer at a sentencing hearing Friday.

Langan previously pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving causing death for a Aug. 24, 2013, pile-up that claimed the life of Doreen Chaikowsky.

Crown attorney Jim Ross and defence lawyer Brent Gladstone have agreed to recommend Langan, 30, be sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison but disagreed as to how much credit Langan should receive for time already served.

Langan was drunk and high on cocaine, racing north on McPhillips Street in the curb lane during rush hour when his Ford Ranger pick-up truck rammed a Honda Ridgeline turning east on William Avenue, then t-boned Chaikowsky’s Chevrolet Cobalt.

Langan’s vehicle also collided with a Honda Civic, the third of seven vehicles damaged in the crash.

Chaikowsky died of crushing injuries, suffering a torn heart and liver.

Five other people suffered minor injuries.

 

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