ALBERTA
06/17/2014 01:58 EDT | Updated 08/17/2014 05:59 EDT

Man found guilty in Canada Day crash that killed 13-year-old Alberta boy

RED DEER, Alta. - An Alberta man has been found guilty of causing a crash on Canada Day in 2010 that killed a 13-year-old boy.

Rodney Arens, who is 36, showed no emotion as Justice Kirk Sisson read his lengthy decision aloud in court in Red Deer.

Arens was found guilty of five charges — impaired and dangerous driving causing both death and bodily harm and breaching conditions by consuming alcohol.

On July 1, 2010, Arens was behind the wheel of a truck that slammed into a car at an intersection in Red Deer.

Jeffrey Chanminaraj (Chan-MIHN'-ehr-azh), who was a passenger in the car that was heading to the fireworks display, was killed and his older brother Jamie was injured.

During the trial, court heard Arens' truck sped up to beat a yellow light and was travelling nearly 80 kilometres per hour at the time of impact.

(CHUB)

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