Death toll rises to 15 after truck hits bus carrying hockey team

The death toll has increased to 15 with more than a dozen others injured after a semi-truck crashed into a bus carrying a junior hockey team in Canada, authorities said Saturday afternoon.

According to police, 29 people, including the driver, were on board the bus when it was hit by a semi on Friday evening in Saskatchewan.

The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to play a semifinal game against the Nipawin Hawks when the collision occurred.

"We can now confirm fourteen people have died as a result of this collision," a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police read. "The other fourteen people were sent to hospitals with a variety of injuries; three of these people have injuries that are critical in nature."

Authorities have not released names or details beyond that for the team and staff.

The driver of the truck was not hurt, according to assistant commissioner Curtis Zablocki of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who spoke at a news conference Saturday afternoon. He said the driver, who was not in custody, was receiving mental health assistance.

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An emergency vehicle is seen near the crash site on April 7, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Nipawin Apostolic Church is viewed on April 7, 2018 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Nipawin Hospital is viewed on April 7, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
An emergency vehicle is seen near the crash site on April 7, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
An emergency vehicle is seen near the crash site on April 7, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
An emergency vehicle is seen near the crash site on April 7, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Nipawin Hospital emergency entrance is viewed on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
Emergency vehicles and planes make preparations on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
Emergency vehicles are seen near the crash site on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
Families, friends and supporters of the Humboldt hockey team gathered in Nipawin's Apostolic Church as they wait for news of loved ones on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
Hawk ground, Nipawin local hockey team's home where the game was supposed to happen last nightis viewed on April 6, 2018, after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
Families, friends and supporters of the Humboldt hockey team gathered in Nipawin's Apostolic Church as they wait for news of loved ones on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
Families, friends and supporters of the Humboldt hockey team gathered in Nipawin's Apostolic Church as they wait for news of loved ones on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
Families, friends and supporters of the Humboldt hockey team gathered in Nipawin's Apostolic Church as they wait for news of loved ones on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
An emergency vehicle is seen near the crash site on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck near Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
An emergency vehicle is seen near the crash site on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
An emergency vehicle is seen near the crash site on April 6, 2018 after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck between Tisdale and Nipawin, Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people. Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies.'We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team. / AFP PHOTO / Kymber RAE (Photo credit should read KYMBER RAE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Humboldt Broncos team jersey is seen among notes and flowers at a memorial for the Humboldt Broncos team leading into the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
President of the SJHL Bill Chao speaks with members of the community and media during a press at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
Humboldt Broncos President Keven Garinger (L) and Assistant General Manager Jason Neville address members of the community and media during a press at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
Members of the community and media gather for a press conference with RCMP and representatives of the Humboldt Broncos and the Junior Hockey League at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
Saskatchewan RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki addresses members of the community and media during a press at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
Humboldt Broncos President Keven Garinger (R) and President of the SJHL Bill Chao speak with members of the community and media during a press at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
Members of the community and media gather for a press conference with RCMP and representatives of the Humboldt Broncos and the Junior Hockey League at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
Members of the community and media gather for a press conference with RCMP and representatives of the Humboldt Broncos and the Junior Hockey League at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
Humboldt Broncos President Keven Garinger speaks with members of the community and media during a press at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
President of the SJHL Bill Chao speaks with members of the community and media during a press at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt Saskatchewan, Canada April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith
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The father of team captain Logan Schatz and the wife of head coach Darcy Haugan confirmed they were both among the dead, according to ESPN.

Humboldt team president Kevin Garinger said the community was devastated by the news.

"It's one of the hardest days of my life," Garinger said. "There have been multiple fatalities. Our whole community is in shock, we are grieving, and we will continue to grieve throughout this ordeal as we try to work toward supporting each other."

Garinger said he and family members are waiting to get more information.

"We don't know who has passed, and we don't expect to know right away," said Garinger. "We know that the coroner and their office needs to do their work and let families know."

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau offered his sympathies on Twitter.

"I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond," his tweet read.

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is for North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20 years old.

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