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President Trump offers condolences for Canada bus crash victims and their families

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday, April, 7, 2018. A bus en route to Nipawin, foreground, carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed into a truck Friday night, killing 14 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital.(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan (AP) —U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed condolences for the 14 people killed when a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team in western Canada.

Trump said in a tweet Saturday afternoon that he had spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "to pay my highest respect and condolences" to relatives of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. Trump concluded the tweet saying, "May God be with them all!"

Canadian police say the crash happened at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan when a semi T-boned the bus. The Broncos were on their way to play in Game 5 of a semi-final against the Nipawin Hawks.

A radio announcer who gave play-by-plays for Humboldt Broncos hockey team games is among the 14 people killed in a bus crash in northern Saskatchewan. Tyler Bieber worked for the Humboldt station CHBO.

A manager with the company that owns the station confirmed in an email to staff that Bieber died in the crash. Jordan Seipp, a friend, also confirmed his death. The deaths of the team's head coach, Darcy Haugan, and captain, Logan Schatz, have also been confirmed by relatives.

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