The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League known as the Humboldt Broncos were involved in a horrific accident on Friday, April 6. They were heading to a playoff game when their bus collided with a semi-truck. Of the 29 people involved in the accident, 15 have died and another 12 have been hospitalized.
One of the victims of the crash was 20-year-old Jaxon Joseph. Jaxon is the son for a former National Hockey League player, Chris Joseph, who was the fifth overall draft pick. Jaxon was clearly living up to his father’s legacy before he unfortunately passed away much too soon as a result of this horrible accident.
Another of the victims was 21-year-old Logan Boulet, who is remembered for being a beloved friend and son. When he turned 21, he immediately signed his organ donor card, and his family has since revealed that with his donation, he could save the lives of six other people.
Unfortunately, as if this tragedy wasn’t horrible enough, two families were faced to deal with a truly horrific situation. The coroner misidentified one of the teens involved in the crash, and one family who believed that their son had survived the crash learned that he had passed, while one family who was mourning their lost son learned that he had in fact survived.
Parker Tobin was originally identified as a survivor, while Xavier Labelle was believed to have passed away. Now, the coroner has come out and admitted that Parker has in fact passed away while Xavier survived the accident, destroying one family while restoring hope to another.
A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for the victims and their families with funeral costs, medical bills, and any other expenses. As of Monday morning, they have raised $5,035,287 of their $4 million goal.
This is a horrible story, and we know that sometimes we need a reminder of the good in the world at a time like this, so be sure to check out the video below!