Canadian trucker involved in deadly Humboldt junior hockey team crash pleads guilty

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Updated Mar 25, 2019

The truck driver involved in the high-profile 2018 crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus in Saskatchewan has pleaded guilty to all charges against him, according to Canadian media reports.

City News 1130 reports that Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty Tuesday to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Sixteen people were killed in the April 6, 2018, crash and 13 were injured when Sidhu’s truck, loaded with peat moss, collided with the bus after allegedly not stopping at a stop sign.

The crash occurred as the team’s bus was traveling north on Highway 35 and Sidhu was traveling west on Highway 335, which has a stop sign. The City News 1130 report states that a safety review of the intersection by a consulting firm revealed that sight lines are a safety concern at that location.

The owner of the Calgary-based trucking company that Sidhu drove for, Sukhmander Singh, owner of Adesh Deol Trucking, also faces eight charges related to non-compliance with safety regulations.