HOCKEY BUS CRASH VICTIM, SURVIVOR MISTAKEN FOR EACH OTHER

Apr 09, 2018

By Bob Komsic

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An unprecedented mistake in the Humboldt Broncos bus-truck crash.
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice says the body of one of the 10 players killed was mistakenly identified for another.
(Xavier Labelle (left), Parker Tobin/Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
The coroner’s office initially identified 18-year-old Zavier Labelle as one of those killed in last Friday’s crash, but turns out he’s among those injured and it was actually 18-year-old Parker Tobin who died.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice says the error was recognized after ”new information that was brought to light.”
Citing privacy laws, he would not elaborate but confirmed ”it wasn’t dental record related.”
Without immediate access to dental records, officials had a tough time because all the players were around the same age, had similar builds and had dyed their hair for the playoff run.
Ten players, the bus driver, two coaches, a volunteer statistician and broadcaster died.
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