A Saskatchewan judge has approved interim GoFundMe payments to those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
The payments of $50,000 are to be given to each of the 13 survivors and the families of the 16 people who died after the junior hockey team’s bus and a transport truck crashed in April.
More than $15.2 million was donated to the GoFundMe campaign created after the crash.
The money had yet to be distributed because Saskatchewan has legislation which outlines how court-supervised payouts are to be made.
Jeff Lee, a lawyer who represents the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc., told Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench some of the families have faced financial hardship since the crash.
The judge also approved a committee to determine how the rest of the Broncos GoFundMe money is distributed.
The Canadian Press