Impaired driver who killed an Oakville woman and her dog to be sentenced next month


Published February 17, 2023 at 12:23 pm

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A judge is expected to hand down a sentence late next month to a 60-year-old man who was found guilty of impaired driving and dangerous driving, causing the death of an Oakville woman and her dog.

A sentencing hearing was held Thursday (Feb. 16) in a Burlington court for Kevin Hyde, of Oakville, who was convicted of the death of Louise Whiten and her dog Zack on Nov. 1, 2022.

The 51-year-old mother of two teenage boys and respected speech pathologist who helped children with autism was struck and killed while walking with her dog on a dirt path along Lakeshore Rd. on Dec. 3, 2020.

Hyde, whose red Nissan Sentra left the road and hit Whiten and Zack, was found to be impaired by cannabis by the court.

The sentencing hearing included several emotional victim impact statements read in court from Whiten’s husband, sons, cousins and friends.

Justice Ann-Marie Calsavara is expected to hand down Hyde’s sentence on March 28.

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