Biggar school bus driver charged in crash that killed mom
Man, 63, charged with driving without due care and attention
A school bus driver from Biggar, Sask. has been charged in the Feb. 3 crash that killed a woman from the district whose children were on the bus.
The man, 63, will appear in Biggar provincial court on Aug. 6 after being charged with driving without due care and attention, which is a Traffic Safety Act offence.
The man, whom police haven't named, was driving the bus involved in the crash that killed Monica Domes, 40.
Domes had been in a pickup truck that was parked, along with a cattle trailer, on the side of Highway 4, about 24 kilometres north of Biggar.
She was out of the truck when the school bus crashed. It was later disclosed that her twin sons were on the bus.
Three students and the bus driver were injured.
Sharon Gamble, a friend of the Domes family, said the charges will help the healing process.
"It probably will put a bit of closure or help a bit on it," Gamble said. "I'm sure some people would probably think, well, justice is done."
Gamble said the entire community was rocked by the news.
"A young family losing a mom. You know, that's always a sad thing," she said. "Now, all those adjustments you have to go through and all that stuff. You just never think that will ever happen."
The Crown reviewed the case and the RCMP charged the man on July 9.