10/07/2014 12:57 EDT | Updated 12/07/2014 05:59 EST

B.C. man to plead guilty to dangerous driving in death of best friend

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Charges of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death have been stayed against a B.C. motorist whose pickup truck rolled and killed his best friend.

Instead, Sean Tomlin is expected to plead guilty at a sentencing hearing Friday to dangerous driving in the death of Ben Kirkey, a student at Thompson Rivers University.

Tomlin was charged following a skeet shooting accident at Scuitto Lake east of Kamloops in May 2012.

RCMP said at the time that Kirkey was hit by a shotgun blast in the wrist at a stag party.

Police allege Tomlin was speeding on forestry roads with Kirkey in an attempt to meet an ambulance en route.

A witness came across Kirkey and Tomlin after both were apparently ejected from a rolled pickup truck at an intersection. (Kamloops This Week)