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Press Release: People v. Sidhu, Lakhwinder, 6/8/09

June 08, 2009

Bradford R. Fenocchio

District Attorney

 

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240

Roseville, California 95678

916 543-8000

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

Date: June 8, 2009                        

 

Contact:

                        Art Campos

                        Public information Officer

                        916 543-8076

                        Scott Owens

                        Acting Assistant District Attorney

                        916 543-8000

 

 

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.

 

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