Amanpreet Sohal of Vancouver charged in 2016 fatal hit-and-run

VANCOUVER Police on Friday announced that they had concluded a 32-month investigation into a hit-and-run in 2016 that claimed the life of 30-year-old Ryan Barron. Amanpreet Sohal, 23, of Vancouver 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 2:30 a.m. on April 17, 2016, when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver drove away without stopping. Ryan 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,” said Constable Jason Doucette. “Our collision investigators worked tirelessly on this complex, lengthy and difficult investigation, and we are pleased charges have been laid”.

There is no additional information to share as this matter is now before the courts.