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1,152 views • April 19, 2018

Cause of Broncos bus crash still unknown: RCMP

Purtina Wang
The RCMP say a truck was in the intersection at the time of its fatal collision with the Humboldt Broncos bus. Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki says the force is working to determine why the truck was there. (April 19, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, RCMP PLACELINE: Regina CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Police say it's too early to say what happened in a fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team and whether charges will be laid. RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki says what is certain is that a tractor-trailer was in the intersection when the truck and the team bus collided on April 6. "All of our efforts are dedicated to determining why the tractor-trailer unit was in the intersection," Zablocki said Thursday. "We know the road conditions were clear and the sun was shining at the time of the collision." Sixteen people — including 10 players — were killed and another 13 people were injured. The driver of the semi-trailer was not hurt. He was taken into custody immediately after the collision and released later that evening. "The tractor-trailer unit driver remains in regular contact with our officers," said Zablocki. He said the driver's level of experience, the size of his load and where he was headed will be part of the investigation. Sukhmander Singh, the owner of the Calgary-based trucking company, said the truck driver is doing better. "He's feeling good now and going to the doctor," said Singh, who added the driver is still in counselling.
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