BRITISH COLUMBIA

Andelina Hecimovic Acquittal In Deadly Crash Challenged

10/21/2013 04:04 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
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VICTORIA - The Crown is appealing the acquittal of a woman who was charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death in connection to a fatal crash that killed a young couple from Pitt Meadows, B.C.

Andelina Hecimovic was charged when the vehicle she was driving flipped over and slammed into a Suzuki Swift, killing 21-year-old John De Oliveira and 19-year-old Rebecca Dyer.

Crash investigators alleged at trial that the woman was driving aggressively and went through a red light, but she told the court she wasn't speeding and didn't see the light had turned red.

The judge in the case said the prosecution didn't meet the heavy onus required for a conviction.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Miriam Gropper said that while Hecimovic must live with the fact she's responsible for the tragedy, she didn't commit the serious criminal offences.

The Crown alleges the trial judge made a legal error by applying an incorrect standard in determining whether the accused was guilty and wants the verdict set aside.