$1,500 fine for crash that killed Langley man

Lane Holthe was also given a three month driving suspension for driving without attention

Lane Holthe was given a $1,500 fine for causing a crash that killed a 24-year-old Langley man on 16 Avenue last March.

Lane Holthe was given a $1,500 fine for causing a crash that killed a 24-year-old Langley man on 16 Avenue in March 2016.

Holthe, 23, also received a three-month driving prohibition in Surrey Provincial Court on Thursday. In April, he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.

Crown counsel provided victim impact statements to the judge before sentencing.

On March 10, 2016, a Ford Mustang was travelling east along 16 Avenue when it stopped to make a left turn onto 197A Street.

While waiting to make the turn, the Mustang was rear-ended by a Dodge pickup truck driven by Holthe. Langley resident Shaun Sutton was in the backseat of the Mustang.

He died of the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Sutton’s family is extremely disheartened by the judge’s decision.

Sutton was the cousin of Lidia Ramos, 15, of Langley, who had died five days earlier in a crash on a logging road in Mission.

The Ramos family lost two family members in one week in car crashes that March.

The 21-year-old Langley man driving the car lost control, plunging down an embankment in Mission, killing Lidia. That crash, in which a 16-year-old boy was also seriously injured, is still being investigated.

No charges have been laid so far, and a coroner confirmed that office hadn’t finished its report more than one year later.

See story #Justice For Lidia here.

Sutton, 24, was on his way to see Lidia’s mom, Angela, when he was killed.

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