Humboldt Broncos coach, captain among 15 dead after bus crash

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Humboldt Broncos coach, captain among 15 dead after bus crash
Humboldt Broncos coach, captain among 15 dead after bus crash

The captain of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team is among 15 dead following a horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan.

Eight of the dead have now been identified as Humboldt Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, captain Logan Schatz, 20, and players Adam Herold, 16, Logan Hunter, 18, Jaxon Joseph, 20, Stephen Wack, 21, and Logan Boulet, 21. Play-by-play radio announcer Tyler Bieber, who was travelling with the team, has also been confirmed dead.

The Humboldt Broncos bus crashed around 5 p.m. on Friday. Fifteen other people were taken to hospital. The driver and lone occupant of the semi was not injured.

Police say several of the people taken to hospital have suffered from injuries that are “critical in nature”.

The crash happened on Highway 35, about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale as the team was on route to Nipawin for a game against the Nipawin Hawks.

Three STARS Air Ambulance helicopters were dispatched to the scene after the crash.

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