MELFORT, Sask. – A transport truck driver charged in a crash that killed 16 people on the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus has been released on $1,000 bail.
Jaskirat Sidhu, who is 29 and from Calgary, has been released under several conditions, including that he not drive and that he surrender his passport.
Sidhu is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily injury.
He appeared in a Melfort, Sask., court this morning, where the case was put over to Aug. 21.
Sidhu was not hurt in the crash, which happened at a rural Saskatchewan intersection on April 6 as the hockey team was headed to a playoff game.
Scott Thomas, whose son Evan died in the crash, says he felt compelled to go to court. Thomas says he caught Sidhu’s eye once, but just felt empty.
RCMP have said they will not release any details of the investigation or what they believe happened.