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RCMP charge truck driver in Broncos bus crash tragedy

This morning, the Saskatchewan RCMP arrested the semi-truck driver involved in the fatal collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus on April 6, 2018.

Today at 10:07 a.m., investigators from our Major Crime Unit arrested the driver of the semi-trailer unit, Jaskirat Sidhu,  a 29-year-old male from Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Sidhu was arrested without incident at his residence in Calgary. He faces the following charges:

16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death; Section 249 (4) CC

13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm; Section 249 (3) CC

Mr. Sidhu has been remanded into RCMP custody and will make his first appearance in Saskatchewan Provincial Court next week. Details of this court appearance have not been finalized and will be provided as soon as that information is available.

Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki and Officer in Charge of the Major Crime Unit, Superintendent Derek Williams will speak to the media this afternoon and provide further information. The Gazette website will post the information when it becomes available.

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