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Death toll reaches 15


UPDATE: 3:00 p.m.

RCMP in Saskatchewan said 15 people are now confirmed dead and 14 others are injured after Friday's tragic crash between the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a semi-truck near Tisdale, Sask.

Among the confirmed fatalities are Broncos head coach and general manager Darcy Haugan, captain Logan Schatz and players Adam Herold, Logan Hunter, Jaxon Joseph and Stephen Wack. The team's radio play-by-play announcer, Tyler Bieber, was also killed in the accident.

Police confirmed 29 people were on the bus at the time of the crash. 

The male driver of the semi-truck involved was not hurt, and RCMP Assistant Commissioner Crutis Zablocki said he is being provided with mental health and wellness support.

A vigil will be held on Sunday at the Edgar Peterson Arena in Humboldt, the Broncos' home rink.

Support has been pouring in nationwide for the team, their families and the community of Humboldt. Additionally, a GoFundMe page for the team raised just under $1.5 million, as of 3 p.m. on Saturday.

- with files from CTV


ORIGINAL: 12:55 p.m.

Saskatchewan RCMP say it may be a long time before investigators can determine what caused a collision between a bus and a transport truck in Saskatchewan that left 14 dead and 15 others injured.

Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, with the Saskatchewan RCMP, says the investigation will be looking at all aspects of the crash to figure out what happened.

The crash killed Humboldt Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz, top forward Jaxon Joseph and the team's play-by-play radio announcer Tyler Bieber.

The names of others killed have not been confirmed.

Zablocki says the truck driver was not injured and was detained by police before being released.

The Humboldt Broncos, in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-final playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks.

Darren Opp, president of the Hawks, said a semi T-boned the players' bus, but police have not confirmed that.

- The Canadian Press



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