Tragedy of Humboldt: a 16th victim succumbs

Tragédie de Humboldt: une 16e victime succombe

HUMBOLDT — A young woman who worked as a sports therapist within the team of the Broncos Humboldt, involved in a road accident murderer last Friday in Saskatchewan, has died of his injuries.

The family of Dayna Brons, aged 24 years, confirmed that it was extinguished Wednesday afternoon at the hospital in Saskatoon, which makes it the 16th victim of the tragedy. Thirteen other people were injured.

For his family, Dayna Brons leaves in the memory an eternal smile and a great passion for the sport.

The young woman from Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan, was particularly proud to be part of the team of the Broncos from 2016.

A relative told The canadian Press that Dayna Brons had suffered a severe head trauma during the accident. She was operated twice and dive in an artificially induced coma.

By way of a press release, her family said she had died “surrounded by those she loved and who loved him”.

Tragédie de Humboldt: une 16e victime succombe

Dayna Brons

Saskatchewan Health Authority via The canadian Press

The family wishes to grieve in private, but she wished to “thank the first responders, the emergency room staff and all those who have taken care of Dayna for the last few days”. Thanks are also addressed to “all the world across Saskatchewan and Canada for their love and prayers in these very difficult times”.

The victim had received numerous messages of encouragement from the soccer teams and lacrosse with which she worked.

The famous hockey player canadian Hayley Wickenheiser has also demonstrated its support stressing that it was “the only girl in the boys team”.

The ex-NHL player, Sheldon Kennedy, has offered his condolences on his Twitter account.

“I am devastated to hear of the death of Dayna Brons. I met Dayna and her family and I know how much they love each other.”

Dayna Brons was a graduate in kinesiology from the University of Regina in addition to holding a specialized certificate in athletic therapy from Mount Royal University in Calgary.

Let’s remind that the junior hockey team travelled to the north of the Saskatchewan to compete in a one-game playoff when the bus collided with a heavy truck near the town of Tisdale.



It will take several months to distribute the approximately $ 9 million collected so far for the victims of the accident of coach of the Broncos Humboldt, said the platform GoFundMe, which is hosting this fundraising campaign.

More than 100,000 donors in 65 countries have contributed to the campaign, the most successful in Canada and among the five that have achieved the most success on the platform. The gifts range from 5 to 50 000 $ and was paid by individuals, families, sports teams and multinational companies.

A spokesperson for GoFundMe did not want to specify if the money would be paid only to the families of the 16 people killed in the accident, or if he would go also to the 13 wounded.

GoFundMe has measures in place to ensure that the money goes to the right people, in particular by transferring the funds directly to the beneficiaries of a campaign rather than its organizer.

The campaign has been organised by Sylvie Kellington, a resident of the city saskatchewanaise whose son has already played with the Broncos at a lower level.