Press Release: People v. Sidhu, Lakhwinder, 6/8/09
June 08, 2009
Bradford R. Fenocchio
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: June 8, 2009
Public information Officer
Acting Assistant District Attorney
BIG RIG TRUCK DRIVER FACES SENTENCING FOR
CAUSING DEATH OF MOTORIST ON SIDE OF ROAD
A 35-year-old man whose big rig truck drifted to the shoulder of the road and killed a man who was outside his vehicle is facing probation to one year in the Placer County jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of manslaughter without gross negligence.
Lakhwinder Sidhu of Ontario, Canada, is scheduled for sentencing in Placer County Superior Court on Aug. 6.
Killed in the April 11, 2008, accident on eastbound Interstate 80 near the Newcastle exit was Miguel Ramos, 42, of Bakersfield, who had pulled off the roadway because of trouble with his tow truck, according to Placer County Deputy District Attorney Matt Block.