Indo-Canadian charged with dangerous driving causing death sentenced to 3 months in jail

Sukhvir (Scott) Singh Grewal who killed one person and critically injured another one in a car accident in June 2011, has been sentenced to three months in jail.

Grewal pleaded guilty in April to dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in connection with the Harrison Hot Springs crash.

He was sentenced in B.C. Provincial Court in Chilliwack Thursday afternoon. Grewal’s sentence is to be served intermittently, on weekends.

On June 4, 2011, Drew Helgason, 19, and Courtney French, then 16, planned to walk from the Green Point day use area on Harrison Lake to the store in Harrison Hot Springs to buy hotdogs for a beach fire. They met Grewal on the beach and he offered them a ride, saying he was going into town to buy cigarettes. There is evidence Grewal had been drinking that day.

As they made their way down Rockwell Drive, Grewal drove at a high rate of speed. According to French, she and Helgason asked Grewal to slow down or stop and let them out. A few minutes later he crashed his Honda Civic into a parked SUV and then a fence just north of Killer’s Cove Marina.

Grewal, Helgason and French were rushed to hospital, where Helgason died the following day.