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Truck driver responsible for Humboldt bus crash sentenced to 8-years in prison

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Daily Hive Staff Mar 22, 2019 10:18 am

The truck driver responsible for causing the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018 has been sentenced to eight years in prison, according to the CBC.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 29, of Alberta was 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.

His sentencing took place a provincial courtroom in Melfort, Saskatchewan, on Friday.

The bus carrying players and coaching staff from the Saskatchewan Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team was hit by the semi-trailer on Friday, April 6.

The crash killed 16 people, including the bus driver, while 14 others were injured.

Police say there were 29 people onboard the bus, which was en route to Nipawin for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League semifinals playoff game, when the crash took place about 30 km north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan.

More to come… 

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