A 19-year-old Surrey man has been charged on 8 criminal counts in connection to a car crash that killed a Simon Fraser University student and soccer player. Dilpreet Sandhu was charged on Monday with offences that include dangerous driving causing death, failing to stop at the scene of a crash, and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Simon Fraser University soccer player Brandon Bassi, 19, died in a single-vehicle crash in the Newton neighbourhood just after midnight on May 18, 2019. At the time of the accident, police reported that four people had been hurt while two ended up fleeing the scene of the crash.
In a press release, Surrey RCMP Sgt. Ian MacLellan said "This collision had a significant impact on the community due to the tragic loss of a young person's life, we're pleased that the hard work of the officers has resulted in charges being approved." Bassi was a first-year student in SFU's faculty of arts and sciences.
At the time of his death, the head coach of the school's soccer team described him as a "tremendous individual" and an "outstanding teammate, student and friend." Dil
Dilpreet Sandhu is to make his first appearance in Surrey provincial court on August 31st.