Emotional day in court for loved ones of Lauzon Road crash victim
An emotional day in Windsor Superior Court, as family and friends of Katie Robson, eagerly wait for the sentencing of a man charged in connection with a crash that claimed her life.
Robson's loved ones and the man convicted in the crash will have to wait until Jan. 5 for the verdict. Justice Scott Campbell has reserved sentencing of Colthurst.
The courtroom was full Thursday with members of Robson’s family, as well as friends and family of Kyle Colthurst, the man convicted in the fatal crash in 2014.
The 31-year-old was found not guilty of dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm and he was found guilty of two counts of dangerous driving, in a crash that killed 20-year-old Robson of LaSalle.
Robson was a passenger in an SUV that flipped on Lauzon Road in April 2014.
Investigators say two vehicles were speeding early that morning, traveling 106 km/h in a 50 zone.
Robson died of her injuries in hospital.
In superior court, Robson’ s triplet sister, Laura, read a victim impact statement saying "finding out about her death still haunts me. I feel guilty I am alive. My future with Katie has been taken away."
A note from Katie's mother, Kathy, was also read: "My feelings of loss are enormous. My brain feels like a fog that's never lifted."
Katie's father, Paul, also spoke with CTV News about his daughter.
"She had a smile every time she walked in the room,” he said. “She was just an amazing girl."
Colthurst addressed Katie's family in court, saying: "There is not a day I go by without thinking of this tragedy. I'm sorry I made the decision I did. I'm sorry."
Defence lawyer Brian Dube claims his client has suffered from anxiety and depression since the crash and attempted suicide last year.
The defence and crown entered a joint submission, calling for a $2,500, 12-months probation and mandatory counseling for Colthurst.
It's a sentence Katie's father says does not give justice for his daughter's death.
"It's just unbelievable," he said. "Nothings going to bring katie back. Sorry doesn't cut it.”
The driver of the SUV, 26-year-old Calvin Crosby, pleaded guilty in March to dangerous driving causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing death. He was sentenced to one year in jail.