Truck driver facing criminal charges in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Frederick Owens
July 10, 2018

Canadian police have charged a lorry driver involved in a crash with a bus carrying a junior hockey team that killed 16 people.

The 29-year-old driver of the transport truck is charged with 16 counts of unsafe driving causing bodily death and 13 counts of risky driving causing bodily harm.

Sidhu, 29, is being held in custody and will appear in court for the first time next week.

Driver of the transport truck involved in Humboldt crash faces 29 criminal charges in a fatal collision. The impact left 16 members of the Broncos organization dead and 13 others injured. The team was headed from Humboldt to a playoff game in Nipawin. Sidhu was arrested Friday without incident at his residence in Calgary.

RCMP officials offered few additional details related to the investigation, saying they were limited in what they could say because the matter is now before the courts.

Police have not disclosed their findings of the investigation that determined how the collision occurred.

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However, he noted the upcoming court case won't be easy for many as it'll be a way of "reliving" the tragedy.

Boulet, who lives in Lethbridge, Alta., travelled to Saskatchewan for a meeting with RCMP Friday morning.

Humboldt Broncos defenceman Ryan Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down by the crash.

Although he wants to know more about the circumstances of the crash, he said he understands the police decision not to release that information until it's heard court. "There's just so many trigger points", Kropt told CTV News Channel following the RCMP announcement.

Singh said he was basically out of business after Alberta Transportation ordered Adesh Deol Trucking keep its only other truck off the road.

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