Canadian police: 14 fatalities after bus crash involving junior hockey league team

Canadian police said early Saturday that 14 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada.

Police said 28 people, including the driver, were on board the bus of the Humboldt Broncos team when the crash occurred around 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan.

“We can now confirm fourteen people have died as a result of this collision,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a release early Saturday. “The other fourteen people were sent to hospitals with a variety of injuries; three of these people have injuries that are critical in nature.”

No names were released, and police would not say whether players or coaches were among the dead. There was no mention of the truck driver.

Team president Kevin Garinger said parents from across Western Canada were rushing to the scene as they struggled to cope with the tragedy.

“It’s one of the hardest days of my life,” Garinger said. “There have been multiple fatalities. Our whole community is in shock, we are grieving, and

Article source: http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/23056409/bus-carrying-humboldt-broncos-saskatchewan-junior-hockey-league-involved-fatal-collision

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