A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to dangerous driving charges, following a crash that killed two University of B.C. students in 2021.
Tim Goerner, an international student at UBC, was driving on campus at speeds between 100 km/h and 120 km/h in a 40 km/h zone on Northwest Marine Drive on Sept. 21, 2021.
At around 1:45 a.m., his car veered off the side of the road and fatally struck two 18-year-old students on the sidewalk — Evan Smith and Emily Selwood.
Goerner hit a street lamp, then a boulder and his vehicle became airborne before running down the victims from behind.
Police say Goerner, who was 21 at the time of the crash, was drinking at a party before he got into his car that night. He was initially charged with impaired driving, before pleading guilty to two counts of dangerous driving last month.
The judge agreed to a joint submission from the Crown and the defence, who said Goerner should serve three years in jail, with a driving prohibition of five years.