A Saskatchewan judge has approved a committee’s recommendation on how to distribute $15.2 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
Justice Neil Gabrielson agreed that families who lost a loved one in the April 6 crash should receive a $525,000 payout.
He also accepted a recommendation of $475,000 for each of the 13 surviving players.
Both payouts include an interim payment of $50,000 already approved in August.
The junior hockey team’s bus and a semi collided in rural Saskatchewan while the Broncos were on their way to a playoff game.
The committee was made up of five people and based its recommendations on discussions with families over the last few months.