A 29 year old Calgary man who was driving the semi involved in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6th has been arrested and charged.
Sixteen people died and thirteen were injured.
RCMP say Jazkirat (jazz kah REET) Sidhu (sid due) was arrested around 10 o’clock this morning (Fri).
He faces 16 charges of dangerous driving causing death and 13 of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
The families of those in the bus crash were notified this morning.
They were assembled in Saskatoon and Edmonton and some by video link to let them know ahead of time that charges had been laid.
The RCMP made the arrest 3 months to the day after the accident.
Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki says vehicle speeds, point of impact, position of the vehicles, impairment, road and weather conditions and witness evidence were all thoroughly examined.
When asked about impairment as a factor, he noted there were no impairment charges laid.
The RCMP didn’t have many specifics on what brought them to the conclusion to make the arrest because all of those details have to come out in court.
Zablocki says a core team of 20 investigators worked on this case and there were as many as a hundred others over the 3 months conducting 60 interviews, taking thousands of pictures, analyzing documents and using 3D technology to gather evidence using drones.
Sidhu will appear in a Saskatchewan court next week, but it’s not known where or when yet.