Saskatchewan RCMP were notified of another death resulting from the fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Friday night. This brings the number of people who died in the collision to 15.
Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, with the Saskatchewan RCMP, said the investigation will be looking at all aspects of the crash to figure out what happened.
"The driver of the semi-trailer unit is not in custody," Zablocki said. "As part of the process of the investigation, the driver was detained initially. Our investigative processes were implemented and the driver has subsequently been released. He has also been provided with some mental health and wellness assistance."
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Zablocki said a number of avenues need to be considered such as road and weather conditions, the condition of the driver and mechanical conditions.
Zablocki also praised the work of about 50 emergency personnel who responded to the accident site Friday evening. Two STARS air ambulances were called to the scene, along with area police, fire and rescue, and emergency medical technicians. Several volunteers who came across the scene also offered their assistance.
10:00 a.m. - RCMP officers remain on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
RCMP have made a correction to yesterdays intitial report of 14 sent to hospital. Fifteen people were sent to hospital with a variety of injuries, including some that are critical in nature. There were 29 people on the bus at the time of the collision, including the driver.
There is no change to the number of fatalities, there were 14 people who died in the collision.
Nipawin RCMP along with police officers from surrounding Detachments and specialized investigational support units remain on the scene of this fatal collision.
Investigators have determined there were 28 people on the bus at the time of the collision, including the driver.
RCMP have now confirmed fourteen people have died as a result of this collision. The other fourteen people were sent to hospital with a variety of injuries; three of these people have injuries that are critical in nature.
The identity of the victims will not be released at this time, including whether the deceased are players or coaches.
RCMP are working with their partner agencies to ensure families are notified as soon as possible and that the appropriate supports are provided to families and others who are impacted by this extremely tragic incident.
More details are expected to be released around 8:00 a.m.