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Athletic therapist dies after Humboldt bus crash, raising death toll to 16

Last Updated Apr 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm PDT


Broncos athletic therapist dies in Friday's bus crash

Death toll following junior hockey team bus crash rises to 16

SASKATOON, SK. (NEWS 1130) – A woman who worked as a trainer for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team and was on a bus that crashed last week has died.

The family of Dayna Brons says the 25-year-old died this afternoon in Saskatoon hospital from injuries sustained in Friday’s crash. Her death brings the total number of dead to 16.

Through the Saskatchewan Health Authority, her family issued the following statement.

“The family of Dayna Brons would like to share that Dayna passed away peacefully this afternoon as a result of her injuries. She was surrounded by those she loved and those who loved her. Dayna will be forever remembered for her joyful smile, and her passion and love of sport. She was the Athletic Therapist for the Humboldt Broncos and was extremely proud to be part of the Broncos family.

Dayna’s family would like to thank the first responders, emergency staff, and all those who have cared for Dayna over these last few days for their support. And, they would like to thank everyone across Saskatchewan and Canada for their love and prayers during this difficult time.

However, the family is asking for privacy from media and will not be responding to interview requests. They are also requesting everyone using social media networks to respect their privacy as well.”

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They say she was very proud to be part of the Broncos team.

The team was on its way to a playoff game when the bus collided with a semi truck at an intersection near Tisdale last Friday afternoon. Among the dead include several players, coaches, and a broadcaster.

Meantime, an online fundraiser for the victims families continues to grow. The initial goal was set at $10,000.