By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
A bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team crashed into a tractor-trailor on Friday. At least 14 people have died, according to police, after the crash.
The incident happened around 5 pm on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan. The Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team was on the bus at the time of the accident.
They were traveling on their way to Nipawin for a game.
“While en route to Nipawin, the Broncos bus was involved in a terrible accident, which has resulted in multiple fatalities and serious injuries,” the team said in a statement on Friday night.
Besides the 14 people, who lost their lives, at least 14 more people were injured, according to police on Saturday, including three that were critically injured. The bus carrying the team had 28 people on it, including the driver.
The law enforcement authorities have not released the names of the individuals, who have died. The hockey team played in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
According to The Washington Post, the team had 24 players, along with three coaches, on their roster. The newspaper said that the players ages ranged from 16 to 21.
Team president Kevin Garinger said it is “one of the hardest days of my life.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes as well as to all who have been impacted by this horrible tragedy,” Garinger said in a statement. “Our Broncos family is in hockey, as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss.”
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