A view of Six Mile Road passing through Ronald Folwer’s property near where, on Oct. 14, 2017, Fowler shot his neighbour George Parent. Fowler was found guilty March 15 by a jury at the B.C. Supreme Court in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)

Northern B.C. man awaiting sentence for attempted murder dies after being struck by vehicle

Ron Fowler is still scheduled for sentencing Nov. 29 according to B.C. prosecution service

Ronald Fowler, a Two Mile man awaiting sentencing for the attempted murder of his neighbour, was killed in a vehicle pedestrian collision earlier this month, the Smithers Interior News has learned.

According to confidential sources, Fowler was struck by a commercial vehicle in Fraser Lake on Nov. 12.

Fowler was convicted by a jury at the B.C. Supreme Court in Smithers on March 15 for the October 2017 attempted murder of his Hazelton neighbour, George Parent.

READ MORE: Smithers jury finds Fowler guilty of attempted murder

On the day of the collision, Mounties reported a 66-year-old resident of Fraser Lake died in the parking lot of a mall that morning. Police issued a callout for witnesses in hope of shedding light on exactly what happened.

The driver of the truck, police said at the time, was cooperating.

RCMP would not confirm his death. The Interior News has requested official confirmation from the BC Coroners Service.

When a person awaiting sentencing dies the case is abated, meaning it is closed without further legal action.

A sentencing hearing for Fowler had been scheduled for Nov. 29.

Dan McLaughlin, a spokesperson for the B.C. Prosecution Service, would not confirm Fowler’s death and said in an emailed statement that the case was proceeding as scheduled. However, the Supreme Court sentencing list distributed to accredited media for the week of his anticipated sentencing does not include an appearance for Fowler.

Fowler’s defence team would not confirm any details to Interior News.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Masks urged for some students returning to Vernon schools

Phase two sees students return full-time Sept. 8

Vernon library offers up Nintendo Switch Lite

Branch starts photo contest on Facebook where teens guess where staff member is reading in Vernon

Okanagan highlanders dance in support of kids, food banks

A nationwide virtual dance-a-thon will garner donations for Food Bank Canada and Kids Help Phone

Okanagan set for thunderstorms before sunny weekend

Thunderstorms are predicted to give way to a hot, sunny weekend around Kelowna

Body of 21-year-old man found in Okanagan Lake

BC Coroners Service is investigating the circumstances of the man’s death

Airlines dispute Dr. Henry’s claim they ‘very rarely’ give accurate COVID contact tracing info

Air Canada, WestJet say they provide names and contact information

B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job

Pashta MaryMoon claimed she had been providing “death-care services” for more than 40 year

‘We all have anxieties’: B.C.’s top doctor addresses return-to-school fears amid COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry promises school restart plan safe for B.C. kids

West Kelowna wildfire ‘under control’

B.C. Wildfire anticipates no further growth from the three-hectare fire

Abbotsford mom worried about her two kids in Beirut following explosion

Shelley Beyak’s children were abducted by their dad in 2018

Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report

A study by Morneau Shepell points to economic uncertainty in the pandemic as the cause for angst

Dry Lake wildfire now classified as held

Wildfire was burning out of control north of Princeton for three days

Health Canada recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers in evolving list

Organization says to stop using products listed, and to consult a health-care professional

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen pays nearly $8 million in wages

Figures included in latest Statement of Financial Information

Most Read