10/19/2015 21:56 EDT | Updated 10/19/2016 01:12 EDT

Charges stayed in fatal 2013 B.C. car crash that left three people dead

VERNON, B.C. — Charges have been stayed against a 23-year-old British Columbia man accused of dangerous driving causing  death.

Brandon McGregor of Spallumcheen was charged after his pickup truck crossed the centre line on Highway 97 south of Vernon in March 2013 and hit a car.

The collision killed 19-year-old Eric Robertson of Armstrong, who was a passenger in the truck, as well as 70-year-old Allan Allport and his 67-year-old wife Fay from Salmon Arm who were in the car.

McGregor's trial was supposed to have started on Monday, but Crown spokesman Neil MacKenzie says the charges were stayed.

He says the Crown received new evidence and concluded it wouldn't be able to prove criminal conduct by McGregor. 

MacKenzie says McGregor's truck may have crossed the centre line for medical reasons but could not say anything more for privacy reasons. (CKIZ)

The Canadian Press