Truck Driver in Fatal Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash to be Sentenced
A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash is to be sentenced in a Saskatchewan courtroom today.
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving.
Sidhu barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team's bus at a rural Saskatchewan intersection last April.
Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured.
The Crown wants the 30-year-old sentenced to 10 years in prison, while the defence says other cases suggest a range of 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years is appropriate.
Sidhu's lawyers have said he is remorseful and is likely to face deportation to his home country of India after he serves any time.