The RCMP assistant commissioner in Saskatchewan says the investigation of a deadly bus crash north of Tisdale on Friday afternoon, could take some time to complete. Curtis Zablocki says the driver of the semi wasn’t hurt. He was detained briefly following the crash, but was later released and is now receiving grief counselling. Zablocki says a number of issues still need to be investigated including road conditions and whether or not the semi was mechanically sound.
Meanwhile, there’s been a huge outpouring of grief from throughout North America since the crash on Friday afternoon. At the start of several NHL games last night, players from both teams stood together for a moment of silence. Many teams, including the Jets and Blackhawks, wore jerseys with the word Broncos on the back. Many of those players started out in the junior leagues, and some of them played for Humboldt as recently as a year ago. There was also a moment of silence at the men’s world curling championship in Las Vegas. 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team died in the crash late Friday afternoon, and another 14 were hurt. The vast majority of players came from Saskatchewan and Alberta. Their bus was heading for a playoff game in Nipawin, when it was struck by a semi, about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale. A special prayer vigil is taking place at the home arena of the Broncos today. (Photo from Global News Saskatchewan)