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News - February 1, 2013

Driver charged in deaths of Palo Alto family

'Dangerous driving' led to fiery 2011 crash on British Columbia highway, authorities say

A Canadian truck driver faces charges in the deaths of four members of a Palo Alto family who were was killed in 2011 in a fiery crash while vacationing in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, a Canadian newspaper has reported.

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Posted by Rainman, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I saw Mr. Howard in the morning when i dropped my kids off at school. He became one of my customers and a good referral. I was shocked when I heard of this terrible accident. I'm glad to see some justice in the works.

Posted by No-Joy-Here, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 31, 2013 at 4:09 pm

There is a picture of the accident on this newspaper's web-site:
Web Link

Seems the defendent, nor his lawyer, showed for his court case, so the RCMP will have to chase him up, and drag him into court.

Posted by JA3+, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 31, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Is the truck driver -- Jaswinder Singh Bagri -- related to Ajaib Singh Bagri?

Ajaib Singh Bagri is well-known in Canada. He was once accused -- later acquitted -- of playing a lead role in the 23 June 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 over the Atlantic Ocean. In 1984, Ajaib Singh Bagri 'worked as a forklift driver at a sawmill near the town of Kamloops' [ Web Link ].

Posted by Elizabeth Maulick, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

The family is so vibrant in my mind. What a devastating loss for all of us. I think of them often!

Posted by Chrisc, a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Singh is a Very common Sikh or Punjabi name.

Posted by Frank Hall, a resident of another community
on May 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I think that it is absolutely disgusting that the RCMP has kept everyone in the dark on this story until now and that the accused is still free. Now I hear that they are going to delay the trial for a year because the accused claims he has no understanding of English (and he drives a double trailer semi?)!!