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)

Man awaiting sentencing for attempted murder dies after being struck by vehicle in Fraser Lake

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 The 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 Fowler’s 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 The Interior News.

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