Vancouver Police Make Arrest In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ryan Barron

Friday December 14th, 2018

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Vancouver Police have made an arrest from the April 2016 hit-and-run that claimed the life of 30-year-old Ryan Barron who was originally from Windsor.

Police say that 23-year-old Amanpreet Sohal a Vancouver resident, has been charged with failure to stop at an accident causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing death.

Barron was skateboarding with a friend on Heather Street near West 54th Avenue at around 2:30am on April 17th, 2016, when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver drove away without stopping.

Barron died in hospital a short time later.

Two days after the hit-and-run, investigators located the vehicle believed to be involved at a home on the east side of Vancouver. The vehicle had extensive damage and was seized and processed for evidence.

“Our job is to work on behalf of Ryan and his family to ensure the person responsible for his death is held accountable for their actions,” says Vancouver Police Constable Jason Doucette. “Our collision investigators worked tirelessly on this complex, lengthy and difficult investigation, and we are pleased charges have been laid”.

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