Accused in fatal hit and run near Chase awaiting police report

Raymond Edward Swann, 55, is alleged to have struck Watson’s motorcycle from behind on Squilax-Anglemont Road.

  • Nov. 24, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Chase RCMP report

By Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week

A Shuswap man accused of killing a Kamloops-Thompson school district employee in a hit-and-run crash in Magna Bay in April is waiting for a police report to be completed before deciding how to proceed with his charges.

Raymond Edward Swann, 55, is facing one count each of criminal negligence causing death and failure to remain at the scene of an accident stemming from an April 3 collision that killed 60-year-old Brian Watson in the community near Chase.

In Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, Crown prosecutor Chris Balison said an RCMP accident-reconstructionist report is expected to be completed in early December.

“There can’t be arraignment until that report comes in,” Balison said.

Swann is alleged to have struck Watson’s motorcycle from behind on Squilax-Anglemont Road.

Watson lived in Chase and worked as a painter for School District No. 73, commuting to Kamloops for work each day.

Swann’s arraignment is slated for Dec. 22.

Just Posted

Silver Creek RCMP search expands north

RCMP were seen collecting evidence three kilometres north of the farm where human remains were found

Family worries about missing Malakwa woman

Discovery of human remains has put family members on edge

A Monday wrap

Read the unfolding story of the discovery of human remains on a Silver Creek farm

Update: Police expand search in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Examination continues in Silver Creek, while another search happens between Salmon Arm and Enderby

Who is Curtis Sagmoen?

The Observer reveals what we know about the man attached to the Silver Creek property where human remains were found

Rally condemns violence, promotes healing

Discovery of human remains and disappearances of women have created tension in the rural community

B.C. NDP convention set for Victoria

Premier, federal leader Jagmeet Singh to add energy

B.C. school trustee calls LGBTQ school program ‘weapon of propaganda’

Chilliwack’s Barry Neufeld published the comments on his Facebook page

B.C. couple hope boat drone becomes first to cross Atlantic

Colin and Julie Angus of Victoria to have drone collect environmental data en route

B.C. casino accused of illegal activity follows rules: operator

B.C. had launched review after concerns about money laundering at River Rock casino in Richmond

Opponents of LGBTQ program to file human rights complaint against Surrey School District

District denied Parents United Canada right to rent Bell Performing Arts Centre for rally next month

Young actors give credence to play about youthful love

Students play integral roles in Shuswap Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet

Ex-employee describes alleged sexual assault by B.C. city councillor

Complainant was a teen during the alleged 1992 incident

Most Read