Bruderheim man sentenced to 2 years for dangerous driving crash that killed Alberta woman

A Bruderheim man was sentenced to two years less a day in prison on Friday, after being found guilty in a dangerous driving case that resulted in the 2016 death of a Fort McMurray mother.

Todd Lewis Lambert, 51, will also be banned from driving for five years after being released.

Lambert was behind the wheel of a Mercedes C240 car that slammed into the back of Natalie Anne Hawkins’ Mazda SUV at a speed of more than 200 kilometres an hour on the evening of May 20, 2016.

Hawkins, a 43-year-old mother of two, was an evacuee from the Fort McMurray wildfire and was driving to a newly-rented home in Fort Saskatchewan when the crash happened.

Lambert initially pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death on Nov. 27, 2018, but then fired two lawyers and tried to get his plea reversed. Lambert said he had a seizure before getting behind the wheel, and that he has no recollection of the crash.

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