Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sask-Bus-Crash-Sentencing-Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sask-Bus-Crash-Sentencing-Update

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MELFORT, Sask. - The truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu (JASS'-kihr-at SING sih-DOO') of Calgary pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving.

He stood quietly and looked ahead at the judge as his sentence was pronounced.

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Saskatchewan that she approached the sentence knowing "nothing can turn back the clock."

She also noted that Sidhu's remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors, but added she had to consider the number of people who died or were severely injured and face life-long challenges.

Sidhu barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team's bus at a rural Saskatchewan intersection last April. …

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