Sad news confirmed: Sport star's young son tragically dies along with 13 others in a fatal crash
A recent tragic car accident left many families in mourning. The accident occurred between a bus carrying hockey players and semi-truck.
News of the incident was revealed on April 6, 2018, according to Faith Family America. One of the young men who died in the crash was the son of Chris Joseph.
The accident involving a semi-truck and a bus involved a full of a team of 28 hockey players. The collision that occurred in western Canada caused at least 14 deaths.
Everyone else suffered injuries and three people were in critical condition. The accident took place on Highway 35 near Tisdale.
It’s unbearable to think about the pain and sadness the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos are experiencing. It’s something I know deeply and I hope they find some solace in the love and support being provided by their community and the many people around the world. pic.twitter.com/dnDMFjs61w— Jesse Blake (@JesseBlake) April 8, 2018
On the bus, there were 28 members of a junior league hockey team called the Humboldt Broncos. The coaches and athletes were reportedly traveling to play in a semifinal game in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
15 new angels in the heavens above 😢 ... A list of the lives taken way too soon. May their memories of those they touched live on with love and peace forevermore #PrayersForHumboldt #HumboldtStrong Humboldt Broncos pic.twitter.com/GoiDyr5Ifx— Junior Night in MB 🏒🌌🌾 (@JuniorNightMB) April 8, 2018
Prominent figures shared their condolences after hearing about the incident. Franklin Graham, President Trump, and Justin Trudeau all posted about the tragedy.
RCMP lay flowers at scene of Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crash. pic.twitter.com/CgYnYSzqct— Olivia Stefanovich (@CBCOlivia) April 8, 2018
It’s also been reported that one of the hockey players that was killed was the son of a former professional hockey player. Jaxon Joseph, 20, is the son of former NHL player and 5th overall draft pick, Chris Joseph.
Hockey Feed reported that Chris had entered the NHL in 1987 and played 510 games. These games he played between the Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Vancouver Canucks.
The star also played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, and Atlanta Thrashers. He later moved to Europe to continue his hockey career.
Chris had an impressive career in the NHL including 39 goals and 151 points. His website also revealed that he had been coaching for his two son's minor hockey leagues as well.
His son, Jaxon, took after his father with his love for the sport. This season in the junior leagues, Jaxon had 25 goals and 38 points.
The young boy will never get the opportunity to fulfill his passion for the game he and his father loved.