RCMP preparing to talk to Crown about charges in Broncos bus crash

Flowers lie at centre ice as people gather for a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident in Humboldt, Sask. on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

REGINA — Saskatchewan RCMP say they are preparing to talk to Crown prosecutors about potential charges in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Police say they are still analyzing data and evidence gathered from the scene of the April 6 collision between the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi-truck near Nipawin.

Sixteen people — including 10 players — were killed and another 13 people were injured.

The driver of the semi-trailer was taken into custody immediately after the collision and released later that evening.

Police say they will consult with the Crown about charges at the conclusion of their investigation.

They say they still don’t have a timeline as to when the investigation will wrap up.

"We are all anxious to learn the results of this investigation to assist in understanding what led to this terrible tragedy," Supt. Derek Williams, who’s in charge of major crimes for Saskatchewan, said in a release Tuesday.

"We are committed to sharing the outcome of the investigation as soon as we can."

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