On April 6, a passenger bus carrying the SJHL team from Humboldt to Nipawin collided with a semi-trailer unit.
As the online donation campaign for the Humboldt Broncos neared $13.5 million Tuesday afternoon, the junior hockey club was busy making preparations for how the funds will be dispersed and managed. The truck driver walked away from the crash with no major injuries.
Investigators have sent the engine control modules from both vehicles to California for further analysis of speed, change of speed, application of brakes and RPMs, he added. More are scheduled for the coming days and weeks. He said the investigation could take months.
The news conference held in Regina took place the same day the collision scene at Highways 35 and 335 north of Tisdale was closed for the day.
Over $15 million was raised for the Humboldt Broncos on GoFundMe following the tragic crash that killed 16 people. He was taken into custody immediately after the collision and released later that evening.
"He's feeling good now and going to the doctor", said Mr. Singh, who added the driver is still in counselling.
Sukhmander Singh, the owner of Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd., which was involved in the crash, said the driver is doing better. As well numerous other documents and records have been collected on site such as log books.
He also said investigators are still looking into why the truck was in the intersection. No charges have been laid and the truck driver is in regular contact with police.
"I'm just waiting for the investigation", said Singh.
The team has previously said that it will continue to accept donations through another new organization, the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation, which will "support Humboldt Broncos players, employees, families and volunteers, as well as first responders and emergency services personnel, teams, athletes, related organizations and communities affected by the crash".
Six survivors were still in hospital, two in critical condition, in Saskatoon on Thursday, according to Saskatchewan Health Authority.
"(We) wish to reiterate (our) gratitude to Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington for her quick thinking in creating ... a way to help our club and its families".