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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Alberta Government Suspends Two Truck Company involved in Humboldt Crash


 

Alberta Transport Minister Brian Mason confirmed the suspension for Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking, which includes one truck in addition to the one involved in the April 6 crash.

The ministry called the practice standard in the case of a high-profile incident.

Although the identity of the driver has not yet been released, the owner says he was only with the trucking company for about a month. 

The company’s two trucks will be off the road until after the Alberta Ministry of Transportation finishes its investigation. That won’t begin until after both the Saskatchewan Ministry of Transportation and the RCMP complete their investigations.

The Alberta investigation shouldn’t take more than three days once it gets going according to the Minister.

The tragic crash at the Saskatchewan intersection of highways 35 and 335 saw the truck hit a bus carrying the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team the Humboldt Broncos.

The crash resulted in the 15 fatalities and 14 injuries among the bus passengers. The truck driver suffered no reported physical injuries.