Abbotsford driver sentenced for 2008 collision that killed teen dirt-bike rider

An Abbotsford man who was charged in connection with the 2008 death of a teenage boy riding a dirt bike has been given a six-month driving prohibition.

An Abbotsford man who was charged in connection with the 2008 death of a teenage boy riding a dirt bike has been given a six-month driving prohibition.

Kerry James Froese, 33, pleaded guilty last week in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack to driving without due care and attention in the death of Trevor Dueck, who was three months shy of his 19th birthday when he died in the crash.

Froese had initially been charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and impaired driving, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

Dueck, a graduate of Abbotsford Collegiate, was riding his dirt bike south on the grassy shoulder of the 1000 block of Gladwin Road on Feb. 24, 2008, when he slammed into the passenger side of Froese’s 2006 Ford F350.

Froese was turning into a driveway at the time.

The teen died on scene. The following month, his family established a memorial scholarship in his name through the Abbotsford Community Foundation.