UPDATED: More than $1 million has been raised for the families of a Saskatchewan junior hockey team following a tragic crash that has left 14 dead.
Funds from all corners of the country and beyond have been pouring in since Friday evening, following news of the crash.
The Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos were en route to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game when a tractor trailer collided with the bus.
In wake of the crash, more than $1 million has been raised, through a gofundme account created by Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington.
Kellington said her son was on the Broncos Bantam A team this past season.
READ MORE: “It’s a horrible accident, my God.”
RCMP confirmed that 14 people have died but have not released information on the identities of the deceased, adding that 14 others were taken to hospital and three are in critical condition.
Family members confirmed on social media Friday night that the head coach, Darcy Haugan, was among the dead.
Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench said in a statement Friday night that community members gathered at the Uniplex arena, awaiting news and further details.
“Words cannot describe the sadness in our community tonight,” he said.
Humboldt, located at the junction of Highway 5 and Highway 20, has a population of roughly 5,600 people.
The team is expected to host a media conference at 12 p.m. PST along with the Humboldt city officials.
With files from The Canadian Press
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