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Fifteen Years Since Boys In Red Tragedy

By Tara Clow Jan 12, 2023 | 12:48 PM

Today the Boys In Red are being remembered.

It was fifteen years ago, on January 12, 2008, that the Phantoms high school basketball team lost seven of its players and the Coach’s wife.

All were tragically killed in a crash on Route 8, just outside of Bathurst.

Their school van collided with a truck in snowy conditions as they were returning from a game in Moncton.

Nickolas Quinn, Javier Acevedo, Codey Branch, Daniel Hains, Nathan Cleland, Justin Cormier and Nicholas Kelly, and Elizabeth Lord were all killed in the accident.  Four others were injured.

At the time, it was the deadliest bus accident involving a sports team in Canada.


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