Kelowna Hells Angels’ prospect killed in single-vehicle collision – Kelowna News

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HA prospect killed in crash

A former Kelowna Hells Angels prospect was killed in a single-car accident near Prince George earlier this month.

Jason Townsend, 45, died on November 17, 2022, following a crash near Prince George seven days earlier.

Townsend had two charges of assault against him fell in spring 2021, the same day his trial was scheduled to begin. The assaults allegedly took place near Kelowna’s Yates Road in the early morning hours of August 7, 2020.

According to one online fundraiser raised by family and friends, Townsend was injured in the Nov. 10 crash and remained in the hospital until he succumbed to his injuries a week later.

“We were so lucky to see his big smile, infectious laugh and hear him joke around as always,” wrote fundraiser organizer Beanne Krause. “Unfortunately he was not meant to stay and he succumbed to his injuries.

“No one expected this result, so as you can imagine everyone is in complete shock at this point.”

That The Vancouver Sun’s Kim Bolan reported Townsend had become a Kelowna Hells Angels prospect in the fall of 2019 after his former club, the Prince George’s Renegades motorcycle club, disbanded. Becoming a prospect is the final stage before members can become full members of the Hells Angels.

Back in 2014, Townsend was sentenced to three years in prison for a 2013 assault on two men and a woman outside a Prince George nightclub, but in 2015 the BC Court of Appeals took a year off his sentence.

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