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)