On Friday, transport driver Martin Lauzon was sentenced to three years in jail for his part in the death of 24-year-old Jason Eligh in 2011. In December of that year, Lauzon was on a five-day long haul and he failed to properly inspect all equipment. A wheel assembly came loose and hit Eligh’s vehicle on the 401 near Brockville. The young father was killed in the crash.
In court, the judge said the incident clearly could have been avoided if the truck driver had done the required spot checks. He is hoping the sentence will convince other truck drivers to be more diligent.