Sentence in crash that killed Kelowna woman

Trevor Stocks, who was convicted of dangerous driving causing death, was sentenced to jail.

A Kelowna man has been sentenced to seven months in jail for the 2015 crash that claimed the life of 21-year-old Joselyn (Jojo) Casavant.

Trevor Stocks, who was convicted in January of dangerous driving causing death, will also be on a two year probation order and a three-year criminal driving prohibition.

The crash occurred on May 22, 2015, as a blue Honda coupe, driven by Stocks blew past the speed limit and lost control as it rounded a curve in the westbound lane of McCurdy.

UPDATE: Guilty of dangerous driving causing death

The Honda struck Casavant’s green Toyota sedan head-on as it approached from the eastbound lane, knocking the vehicle off the roadway.

The trial into the matter looked at whether the judge felt the accident met the standard for a criminal conviction, which meant Stocks was driving his vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public and found that to be the case.

Casavant died at the scene of the crash while Stocks suffered injuries to his back and neck.

After the guilty verdict, Joselyn’s father Bryan said the decision brought closure to the family, reflecting that his daughter was not at fault and there is some accountability for the tragic loss of one of his three daughters.

“I’m not sure how helpful it would be anyway but we are not looking for (Stocks) to necessarily serve any prison time. If he stands up in court before us and takes responsibility for his actions that will be a bonus for us,” he said.

“Accountability is more important to us at this point than spending time in jail.”

Casavant has been remembered for being sweet, outspoken, vibrant and loving. Her family has turned to their faith to carry them through the loss.

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