Owner of trucking company involved in Humboldt crash charged
The owner of the Calgary-based trucking company involved in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been charged.
Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason says Sukhmander Singh, owner and director of Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd., faces eight counts of failing to comply with various safety and log-keeping regulations.
Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured when an Adesh-owned semi-trailer and the Broncos hockey bus collided in Saskatchewan last April.
The semi's driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was previously charged with multiple counts of both dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury.
When reached in Calgary, Singh said he didn't have any comment on the charges.
The case will be handled by a federal Crown prosecutor because it involves both federal and provincial regulations, according to an Alberta Transportation spokesperson.
Singh's first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 9 in Calgary.
Adesh Deol Trucking has been under suspension since the crash, pending investigation.