Cory Sater found guilty in fatal hit-and-run
Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz were killed in February 2011
The man accused of killing two women and injuring a man in a hit-and-run crash three years ago was found guilty of dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death in New Westminster Supreme Court on Friday.
The judge said Cory Sater had consumed six double rye-and-Cokes and two jaeger bombs at the Lougheed Village Bar & Grill before driving his Jeep into 30-year-old Charlene Reaveley and 26-year-old Lorraine Cruz, killing both instantly.
The women had been standing at the side of the road while Reaveley's husband Dan was assisting Cruz's boyfriend Paulo Calimahin, whose vehicle had hit a median along Lougheed Highway and Pitt River Road in Coquitlam..
Sater fled the scene and later turned himself in.
Sater had pleaded not guilty to nine charges, including dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death. He pleaded guilty in October to fleeing the scene of a fatal accident.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 31. .