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Truck driver involved in Canadian bus crash charged

Posted on July 9, 2018

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Humboldt Broncos were heading to Nipawin for a playoff game when the collision occurred, killing 10 players, as well as the bus driver, an athletic therapist, the head coach, assistant coach, and two employees of Humboldt's FM radio station.
Brian Turner
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Humboldt Broncos were heading to Nipawin for a playoff game when the collision occurred, killing 10 players, as well as the bus driver, an athletic therapist, the head coach, assistant coach, and two employees of Humboldt's FM radio station.
Brian Turner

SASKATCHEWAN, Canada – The driver of the tractor-trailer that collided into a Canadian hockey team’s bus in April was arrested and charged with 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury, CBC News reports.

Convictions for dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death can result in a sentence of up to 14 years in prison, while a conviction for injuring someone could land someone in prison for 10 years.

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Humboldt Broncos were heading to Nipawin for a playoff game when the collision occurred, killing 10 players, as well as the bus driver, an athletic therapist, the head coach, assistant coach, and two employees of Humboldt's FM radio station. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was working for the trucking company for about a month prior to the fatal collision, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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