Manitoba RCMP release names of highway crash victims

Manitoba crash. Image credit: UNI

Winnipeg/CMEDIA: The names of the 16 people who died in a crash involving a semi-truck and a minibus on the Trans-Canada Highway a week ago have reportedly been released by Manitoba RCMP.

Large photos of the deceased were placed by first responders and family members at the front of a news conference Thursday afternoon, one week following the deadly crash .

Their names are:  Claudia Zurba, 87;  Patsy Zamrykut, 88;  Lillian Stobbe, 73;  Donna Showdra, 79;  Jean Rosenkranz, 82;  Frank Perzylo, 82;  Rose Perzylo, 80;  Shirley Novalkowski, 76;  Nettie Nakonechny, 87;  Dianne Medwid, 70;  Arlene Lindquist, 68;  Helen Kufley, 88;  Ann Hill, 81;  Vangie Gilchrist, 83;  Margaret Furkalo, 82; and  Louis Bretecher, 81.

A vigil for the community took place at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium.

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