A young man from Pitt Meadows will spend a year in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed his girlfriend in 2010.
Trevor Livingston was sentenced Monday in New Westminster Supreme Court, five months after he pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving causing death.
Livingston, 23, was behind the wheel of a silver Audi on March 8, 2010, when it slammed into a pole in Pitt Meadows, killing 19-year-old Amanda Woodthorpe.
The Maple Ridge teen was removed from the crumpled wreck by people passing by. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pitt Meadows fire department used the jaws of life to extract Livingston from the car. He was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, where he spent almost a month in a drug-induced coma. His right leg had to be amputated.
Two passengers in the back seat – a 20-year-old man and 19-year-old woman – were also injured.
All four were returning home from a night out at Rooster’s Country Cabaret in Pitt Meadows when the car crashed.
In addition to a one-year prison sentence, Livingston received a three-year criminal driving prohibition.