BATHURST, N.B. - Tragedy struck the tightly-knit city of Bathurst, N.B., early Saturday when seven teenagers from the high school basketball team and a teacher were killed in a horrific highway crash.
The minivan carrying the Bathurst High Phantoms senior boys basketball team home from a game in Moncton lost control on an icy highway shortly after midnight and hit a tractor-trailer with enough force to rip the van open and eject the passenger benches from the vehicle.
Photo Gallery of Victims
Nathan Cleland, Justin Cormier, Daniel Hains, Javier Acevedo and Codey Branch — were 17 years old. The other two students were Nickolas Quinn, 16, and Nicholas Kelly, 15. and teacher Elizabeth Lord 51...
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in this very sad time
"R.I.P Boys - We will hold you in our hearts forever,"