01/16/2015 05:34 EST | Updated 03/18/2015 05:59 EDT

Man who admitted to causing crash in Calgary that killed woman gets three years

CALGARY - A man who admitted to causing a crash in Calgary that killed a woman and seriously injured her husband has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Ramandeep Singh Jaswal was initially charged with impaired driving causing death.

But he pleaded guilty earlier this week to the lesser charge of dangerous driving causing death.

Kelli-Jo Smith died and her husband, Sean Mahoney, was hurt when Jaswal slammed his Mercedes sedan into their truck at a southwest Calgary intersection in July 2012.

Smith and Mahoney were on their way to pick up her nephew, who was at a wedding and didn’t want to drive.

Court heard the first thing Jaswal said after the crash was about whether his car was going to be OK.

Mahoney told court Friday that he lost his “true love, best friend and soulmate.”

Outside the court, he said he’s still trying to absorb the apology he and his family received from Jaswal. He suggested it would have been more genuine 2 1/2 years ago.