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Driver in impaired driving accident that killed a woman in 2013 to be sentenced

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A Winnipeg man will be sentenced at 1 p.m. today for a deadly smash-up on McPhillips Street in 2013.

Adam Quinn Langan, 30, has pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing the death of Doreen Chaikowsky, 71, around 5 p.m. on Aug. 24.

Langan was drunk and "hurtling" his employer's Ford pickup along the open curb lane of McPhillips near William Avenue at more than 60 km/h over the speed limit, prosecutor Jim Ross said. Traffic in other lanes was heavy at the time, with at least one witness describing it as "gridlock," Ross told court.

Langan sped into the intersection, failing to notice cars in other lanes were stopped to let a left-turning Honda onto McPhillips, said Ross.

The Honda was hit. At the same time, Chaikowsky made a right turn from William onto McPhillips and was struck by Langan's vehicle.

Chaikowsky's Chevy Cobalt was pushed onto the curb. She suffered several major injuries, including a torn aorta.

Three other people were taken to hospital as a result of the crash, said Ross. Seven vehicles were damaged.

The crash data recorder from Langan's truck showed he approached the intersection at a speed of 123 km/h.

There was no indication he hit the brakes, court heard.

Police took Langan into custody at the scene.

He was belligerent and insulted the officers, Ross said.

An analysis of Langan's blood taken at hospital showed his alcohol level was .16 -- twice the legal limit for driving, Martin was told.

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Updated on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:58 PM CDT: Adds video

August 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM: removes stream

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