Truck driver in Humboldt bus crash pleads guilty to 29 counts


The driver of the truck involved in the Humboldt bus crash pleaded guilty to all 29 counts related to the fatal highway incident.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu made a brief appearance in a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death as well as 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, meaning there will be no trial.

Sentencing will begin on Jan 28. Sidhu faces maximum sentences of 14 years for dangerous driving causing death and 10 years for dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Sidhu did not speak as he left the court but his lawyer, Mark Brayford, read a prepared statement to reporters.

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