Dayna Brons sixteenth person to die from Broncos collison

April 11, 2018 4:39 pm

Dayna Brons, the athletic therapist for the Humboldt Broncos, has died of her injuries, according to the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

The health authority issued a statement Wednesday on behalf of her family.

“Dayna passed away peacefully this afternoon as a result of her injuries. She was surrounded by those she loved and those who loved her,” the statement reads.

“Dayna will be forever remembered for her joyful smile, and her passion and love of sport,” the statement goes on

Brons was “extremely proud to be part of the Broncos family,” according to her family.
The statement thanks first responders, emergency staff, “all those who have cared for Dayna over these last few days for their support” and “everyone across Saskatchewan and Canada for their love and prayers during this very difficult time.”

The Broncos’ team bus was involved in a collision last Friday near Tisdale, Sask.

Family and friends had been waiting anxiously, hoping the 25-year-old athletic therapist would pull through after she suffered serious head trauma, relative Dale Brons told The Canadian Press on Tuesday.

At that time, he said she had undergone two surgeries, and was on a breathing apparatus.

However, on Wednesday afternoon, her family confirmed that she had died peacefully.

Over the last few days, lacrosse and soccer teams that Brons had worked with had offered their support for the keen, happy trainer on social media. So did Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser, an Olympian.

"'The only girl on the boys team' ... Dayna I've been thinking of you a lot! Praying you pull through," she wrote.