CP NewsAlert: Humboldt Broncos defenceman among 15 dead after bus crash

Multiple deaths in bus crash involving junior hockey team from Saskatchewan

Multiple deaths in bus crash involving junior hockey team from Saskatchewan

The 21-year-old had played with the Broncos for two season.

Humboldt's head coach, the team captain and the team's play-by-play announcer are among the casualties of the unthinkable tragedy.

Michelle Straschnitzki says her son Ryan, an 18-year-old defenceman from Airdrie, is in hospital with a broken back after the incident. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection.

Zablocki said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions at the time and any mechanical issues with the vehicles.

The victims were dispatched by helicopter and ambulance to care centres in nearby Saskatoon.

"Fatalities have been confirmed, and we have a number of injuries".

There were a "high volume of incoming trauma cases" at Royal University Hospital and St. Paul´s Hospital, the Saskat chewan Health Authority said on Twitter.

RCMP say 14 others on the bus were injured but the truck driver survived. "This was either personal because you knew someone or personal because you could really relate to it".

Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench, wearing a green and yellow team Broncos jersey, hugged people Saturday morning as they came to the Elger Petersen Arena to comfort each other.

Less than 17 hours after it was launched, a GoFundMe account organized to raise funds for the victims and families of the junior hockey team has received in excess of $1 million in donations from almost 17,000 contributors.

"It has hit us hard".

Our province has always been one community. Multiple crisis workers were assisting in a separate area.

The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Twitter that he could not imagine what the parents were going through. "We will preserver and we will honour the souls who were lost". "We grieve with those facing news no parent or family should ever have to face".

"I can not imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this awful tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a tweet.

A GoFundMe Page page created by a Humboldt, Sask. resident just hours after the tragic Broncos bus crash has raised $2.5 million, after taking less than 24 hours to cross the $1 million mark.

Bieber worked for Humboldt radio station CHBO and often travelled with the team as its play-by-play radio announcer.

Adam Herold, 16, had been playing with the Regina Pat Canadians, a Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.

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