Anthony Creed Cortez Sentenced to 23 Months in Jail for Accident Killed Mother of 4 in BC | The Canadian News

A BC man was sentenced to 23 months in jail on Friday in connection with a fatal collision in 2017 outside of Hope.

Anthony Creed Cortez, 42, also received two years of probation and a 10-year driving ban after pleading guilty to dangerous driving that caused death and motor vehicle theft.

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Four other charges related to the September 11, 2017 incident were dropped, including failing to stop in an accident that caused bodily harm and possessing a firearm without a license or registration.

Danielle Charlton, a 35-year-old mother of four, was killed when the truck she was traveling in collided with a maintenance truck on Highway 3, about 10 miles east of Hope.

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Cortez, who was behind the wheel of the truck, fled the scene in a truck stolen from a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help.

He was arrested nine days later in the Rogers Pass area of ​​BC when police saw him driving an allegedly stolen motorcycle.

Cortez also received 30 days in jail for violating his release order in November 2020.

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