The truck involved in the Humboldt Broncos collision belonged to a Calgary company.
A spokesperson from Alberta Transportation confirmed with Daily Hive via email that the tractor-tractor involved in the collision was the property of a trucking company in Calgary, Alberta, and it has been reported that the company is Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd.
According to the email from Alberta Transportation, the company has had zero convictions, collisions, or violations since it began operation in September 2017.
However, as is standard procedure with collisions of this magnitude, the company’s safety fitness certificate was suspended on April 9, the same day that Alberta Transportation was notified that the truck belonged to a Calgary company.
In the days following the crash, an online letter to the driver of the truck went viral, explaining that people’s thoughts are with them as well.
“Although the exact cause of the collision and the events prior remain unknown to us … we do know you didn’t set out to end 15 lives as you turned the ignition that fateful day,” the letter, written by Reddit user bonnepatate, stated.
“You survived. You will need help to overcome this tragic incident that is also taking a significant toll on your and your family’s wellbeing. I sincerely hope that you will be able to heal, and that other Canadians wish the same.”
The letter, which was written on April 8, has since received more than 10,000 Reddit upvotes, and a Facebook version of the same message had been shared by over 140,000 people at the time of this writing.
The investigation is still ongoing, and the cause of the crash has yet to be determined.