Sentence handed down in impaired driving causing death case

A 34-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison in an impaired driving case that killed a Middlesex County man.

Mason Neufeld of Strathroy-Caradoc pleaded guilty to imparied driving causing death after 45-year-old Leonard Darryl Westgate of Adelaide Metcalfe was struck in a crash near Strathroy.

Neufeld was also given a seven-year driving ban.

Westgate died when Neufeld’s vehicle struck him on Napperton Drive, west of Strathroy in July 2015.

The car left the roadway and continued west on private property before hitting a tree and flipping on its side.

Neufeld was treated for non-life threatening injuries in hospital before being released.