Ray Cantelo was sentenced to five years in jail after tragic motorcycle accident
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Raymond Alfred Cantelo walks into court Thursday morning for sentencing in the case in which he pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing the death of Stacy Cheverie.
A Kings County man who was in a motorcycle accident that killed his wife is suing the drunk driver who caused the crash.
Bernard Cheverie filed a statement of claim last week against Raymond Alfred Cantelo seeking damages after the October 2011 accident in Peakes that killed his wife Stacy and left Bernard with serious injuries.
He also filed a claim as the administrator of Stacy’s estate on behalf of her dependents.
In January, Cantelo was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident.
Stacy died at the scene and Bernard had to be airlifted to Halifax for treatment of injuries that included 17 broken ribs, a punctured lung and nerve damage down to the back of his leg.
Bernard claimed he still suffered pain and although he eventually returned to work, he had to take a leave because of his injuries and stress from the accident.
He is seeking unspecified damages for himself and on behalf of Stacy’s dependents, which includes their daughter and her mother.
The claim on behalf of the estate seeks damages that include funeral and burial expenses, loss of guidance, care and companionship and lost financial support Stacy would have otherwise provided.
Before her death, Stacy provided their daughter financial support, including help paying for her post-secondary education.
Cantelo has yet to file a defence against the claims.