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A London man was sentenced to prison last week (Aug. 7) for causing the death of a Wyevale man in a crowded Midland parking lot two years ago.

Jason Heffernan, 25, was sentenced to three years in prison with an eight-year driving prohibition after he pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing the death of Corby Stott, 29, a father of two young children who witnessed the incident.

Court heard how hundreds of drivers were trapped in an overcrowded parking lot at the Midland Walmart plaza during a heat wave on Canada Day weekend July 2, 2016 when the incident happened.

Several drivers tried to escape the mayhem by driving the wrong way in a one-way shipping lane, blocking up traffic even more. The victim, Stott, got out of his vehicle and stood…

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