Indo-Canadian Trucker Turns Himself In After Crash That Killed Boy

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TORONTO – A 27-year-old man has surrendered to police after allegedly fleeing a crash in Beamsville last Tuesday. The OPP told CityNews Daljinder Singh Sandhu turned himself in to its Burlington detachment Monday night.

Sandhu has been charged in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed an 11-year-old boy on the Queen Elizabeth Expressway last week and eight others were hurt.

The tractor trailer struck a minivan from behind on the QEW, near Beamsville, Ont., in the early hours of July 17, plunging it into a steel barrier alongside the highway and causing it to roll over into a ditch.

They found the vehicle in a Brampton body shop days after the crash.

Sandhu is in a St. Catherines court on Tuesday to face charges of failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death and bodily harm.

The 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene, and all eight other passengers of the minivan were transported to hospital. Seven have been released, but a 23-year-old father of two remains in hospital in a coma.

Sandhu is facing one charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, and eight additional charges of failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.

He was released on bail following a court appearance Tuesday. He is scheduled to return to court Aug. 24.