Delaware man pleads guilty in double fatal crash
A Delaware man pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges following a crash that claimed the lives of two people last September.
Scott Altiman pleaded guilty in a London courtroom to two counts each of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing death.
The fatal collision happened at Highbury Avenue and Dundas Street on Sept. 8, 2016
Jerry Pitre, a 46-year-old London man and 23-year-old Cody Andrews of New Hamburg died. Two others were injured in the crash.
Emotions were high in court with tears flowing from the families of the men who died. "Everyday I have to survive, but it's hard.
"I want my son back. I miss him so much," said Rose Imhoff, Pitre's mother.
Court heard that Altiman had two times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood and that he was travelling at speeds up to 187 kilometres per hour before crashing into a vehicle with four people inside.
Altiman hung his head while pleading guilty.
The MADD Waterloo chapter has been helping the Andrews family with their grief.
On June 19, Altiman will be back in court when a date will be set for victim impact statement's and sentencing.