CALGARY, Alta. – The small trucking company whose driver was involved in the Humboldt bus crash has had its licence to operate temporarily suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.
According to a Global News report, 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, according to a report from the Calgary Herald.
The same report said 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.
Mason told the Herald the Alberta investigation shouldn’t take more than three days once it gets going.
The tragic crash at the Saskatchewan intersection of highways 35 and 335 saw the collision of the truck and bus carrying the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team the Humboldt Broncos.
The crash resulted in the 16 fatalities and 13 injuries among the bus passengers. The truck driver suffered no reported physical injuries.
There was an outpouring of support for the driver online after a Facebook and Reddit post went viral.
This post has been updated from an earlier version to reflect the recent passing of team trainer Dayna Brons.
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