Dayna Brons, Humboldt Broncos athletic therapist, succumbs to injuries

The death toll of Friday’s tragic crash involving a semi-trailer unit and the Humboldt Broncos team bus has risen to 16.

Dayna Brons, the team’s athletic therapist, passed away in hospital Wednesday afternoon, her family said in a media statement. She was surrounded by those she loved and those who loved her.

“Dayna will be forever remembered for her joyful smile, and her passion and love of sport,” the family wrote in their statement.

“She was the athletic therapist for the Humboldt Broncos and was extremely proud to be part of the Broncos family.

“Dayna’s family would like to thank the first responders, emergency staff and all those who have cared for Dayna over these last few days for their support. They would like to thank everyone across Saskatchewan and Canada for their love and prayers during this very difficult time.”

The family asked for privacy from media, and requested that everyone using social media networks respect their privacy as well.