Man sentenced in 2015 fatal motorcycle collision

A Kelowna man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for causing a fatal motorcycle collision.

A man who caused a fatal motorcycle collision was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Chad Ryan Connatty, 32, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death in Red Deer provincial court. His sentence was satisfied by time served in prison.

He was also prohibited from driving for three years and must surrender a sample of his DNA to a national database.

Motorcyclist Kevin Lee Pearson, 44, of Springbrook was killed in the collision on May 20, 2015 at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 19th Street.

Connatty, who is from Kelowna but was working in Red Deer, was heading northbound on 30th Avenue when he turned left into the path of the motorcycle.

Police arrested Connatty at the scene.

Charges of impaired driving causing death, causing death while driving with a blood alcohol content exceeding the legal limit of 80 mg per 100 ml (.08) and a pair of other charges were withdrawn in court.

Connatty was scheduled to go to trial in February 2018.

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