Last Friday evening, tragedy struck the Humboldt Broncos hockey team when their team bus collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Saskatchewan. At the time of the tragedy, it was believed that 14 people lost their lives in the crash, with 15 other people injured, as confirmed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. As more information has come out about what happened, the names of the deceased are being released. Below is a compilation of those who have been confirmed to have lost their lives as more of the story comes out.
The team’s head coach was among those listed as those who lost their lives in the crash.
Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, and who had served as a radio announcer for the team, also passed away in the crash.
Schatz, one of the Broncos players, was confirmed to have died in the crash; he was 20 at the time of his death.
What do we know about the injured?
According to CBC, it is believed that there were 29 people on board the bus at the time of the crash. Derek Patter, Greyson Cameron and Nick Shumlanski were confirmed to have been among the injured; family also confirmed that Matthieu Gomercic also survived the crash with “minor injuries.”
In light of the tragedy, Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on Twitter:
“I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond.”
As this story is developing, more information will be update as made available.