The 29-year-old truck driver involved in the fatal crash of the Humboldt Broncos’ junior hockey team bus in April has been arrested and charged.
Saskatchewan RCMP says Jaskirat Sidhu faces 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury.
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League club was headed to Nipawin for a playoff game when the collision occurred at a rural intersection about 200 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon that killed 16 people, including 10 Broncos’ players, and injured 13 others.
The Broncos’ bus was travelling north on Highway 35, while Sidhu’s Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. semi was westbound on Highway 335.
The RCMP said they will not release details of the investigation or what they believe happened.
Sidhu, who was not injured in the crash, was arrested Friday morning at his Calgary home and remains in police custody.
He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Saskatchewan next week.
With files from the Canadian Press and CBC.