A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing two Tri-Cities women in an alleged drunk-driving crash.
A four-week trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1 for Cory Sater, the man accused in the crime. His lawyer made an appearance in New Westminster Supreme Court Thursday to set the date.
Sater is facing 10 charges related to the February 2011 crash that killed Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz.
The charges include two counts each of dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death and causing an accident resulting in death.
His trial was set to begin in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court this month, but the date was quashed after he elected to have his case heard in Supreme Court instead.
Cruz had been driving with her 28-year-old boyfriend in a Nissan Pathfinder just before 12: 30 a.m. on Feb. 19 when the vehicle crashed at Lougheed Highway and Pitt River Road.
The two got out of the car, and 30-year-old Reaveley and her husband Dan stopped to help. As the four stood outside the Nissan at the PoCo intersection, a 1995 white Jeep Cherokee allegedly ran down both women.
They died instantly.