Trucker in crash that killed 16 on hockey bus pleads guilty


The driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a crash with a Canadian junior hockey team’s bus last April today pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu made his plea in a Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada court, according to Canadian media reports. Sidhu was charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Sixteen people died and 13 players were injured when Sidhu’s flatbed loaded with peat moss and the Broncos bus collided in rural Saskatchewan. The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League when their bus and Sidhu’s rig collided not far from Tisdale, Saskatchewan.

The Broncos released a statement, saying the organization is “relieved” things have been resolved without the need for a “drawn-out trial.”

The case was adjourned until Jan. 28.