Truck driver charged in hockey team crash that killed 16 people

An arrest has been made and charges laid in connection with the Humboldt Broncos bus crash

An arrest has been made and charges laid in connection with the Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Families of the victims gathered in Saskatoon and Edmonton Friday morning to be briefed of the charges before they were made public.

The bus crash in rural Saskatchewan left 16 people dead, including 10 players from the Broncos team and their coach, and another 13 injured. Matechuk's family released a statement updating his progress as he recovers from a brain injury.

The driver that crashed with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus in April has been arrested, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Friday.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the semi, faces 29 criminal charges. 16 people died as a result of the crash and 13 were injured.

This story has been corrected to show that the driver of the truck was charged.

"We've looked at every aspect of the collision, including the speed of the vehicles, point of impact, position of vehicles, impairment, road and weather conditions and witness evidence", Williams told the media today.

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RCMP said they conducted 60 interviews and took thousands of photos in evidence collection throughout the investigation.

Scott Thomas, who lost his 18-year-old son Evan in the crash, spoke to 980 CJME over the phone from Moose Jaw before the news conference Friday. The charges can carry up to 14 years and 10 years in prison, respectively.

With files from the Canadian Press and CBC. Williams also says their criminal investigation is exclusively focused on the accused, and not on the company Sidhu worked for.

"I'm happy they took their time and did it right", said Tyler Cameron of Olds, Alta., adding his family had little more to say.

"Getting too invested in it from a personal level just hurts us and doesn't do anyone any good, so probably [I'll follow] from a distance", she said.

Singh said he basically went out of business after the crash because Alberta Transportation ordered his company, Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd., to keep its only other truck off the road.

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