Charges have been laid against the driver of a car involved in a Harrison Hot Springs crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old Delta man.
Sukhvir Singh Grewal faces a number of charges in connection with the June 4, 2011, crash that killed Drew Helgason and injured Courtney French.
Grewal is alleged to have been the driver of a 2007 Honda Civic when it struck a parked car, and then a power pole while travelling south on Rockwell Road.
Helgason and French were both passengers in the Civic.
All the vehicle occupants were airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital, where Helgason died the following day.
Both Grewal and French, who was also a passenger in the car, sustained serious injuries.
Grewal is charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death, causing an accident resulting in death, along with dangerous driving causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm and causing an accident resulting in bodily harm.
Helgason wanted to be a police officer, his mother, Yvonne Van De Perre, told the Times.
"Society was a better place with him in it," she said. "He was an amazing genuine person, a beautiful hearted and loving son.
"He would have become a wonderful constable, such a reasonable and sensible young man."
Helgason didn't know Grewal, Van De Perre said.
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