Our hearts weigh heavy tonight after a devastating motor vehicle collision took place tonight between the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos SJHL team and a semi-trailer unit.
The accident took place at approximately 6pm on Highway 35, near Highway 335 – 30 kms north of Tisdale as the bus was headed to Nipawin to compete in a playoff game.
RCMP have confirmed that there are multiple fatalities/injuries and STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene, with multiple victims being transported to Saskatoon.
Locations have been set up for families to gather as they wait for news. At 9:15pm, Insp. Ted Munro of the RCMP spoke during a press conference and confirmed that crews were still on scene and that they were working on contacting families of those involved.
Premier Scott Moe took to Facebook to express his condolences, stating, “Words can not describe the loss that we feel tonight.”
“The news I have heard is difficult to comprehend. Our province has always been one community. At our core, we are one small town, neighbours, friends and families. To the City of Humboldt, the entire Broncos organization, and the families impacted by this tragedy, please know you are in Saskatchewan’s hearts.”
“From a grieving province, thank you to every one of the first responders and medical professionals for your courageous response under the most difficult circumstances imaginable.”
“Tonight, we all must pray for these families.”
Those prayers will be heard across the province tonight as many mourn the loss of life and anxiously await news.