The faces of the Ottawa bus crash victims

Ottawa police released the names of the six people killed when a Via Rail train collided with a double-decker city bus on Wednesday morning.

They also released the pictures of the victims, aside from bus driver. Here are the faces of those who lost their lives in the crash:

Karen Krzyzewski, 53

Kryzewski was a mom to two adult children and is survived by her parents, a brother and two sisters, according to a statement released by her family.

“Karen worked happily for 28 years at the Library and Archives Canada,” wrote the family in a statement. “She believed that libraries were an important part of Canadian culture and dedicated her working life to this. As her Pinterest site shows, she had a large number of artistic pursuits and liked to make gifts for others.”

Connor Boyd, 21

Boyd was a student at Carleton University and he was on his way to class on the morning of the crash. “He was so amazing and we are so proud of who he was. We are comforted to know he knew we loved him and we were proud of him,” his family said in a statement.

Kyle Nash, 21

Nash was also a student at Carleton University and was friends with Boyd, according to a report in the Ottawa Citizen.

“The family of Kyle Nash are devastated by his tragic and premature death,” says a statement given to police. “He was deeply loved. They thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy to grieve at this time.”

Carleton University president Roseann O’Reilly Runte offered her condolences to friends and family of the young men on Thursday.

“Today I wish that mine might offer some small measure of solace to each of you as we face together the sad news of the tragic collision yesterday and the realization today that the lives of two of our students have been lost,” O’Reilly Runte wrote Thursday.

Rob More, 35

Michael Bleakney, 57

Bleakney was married and had four adult children. He worked as an engineer with Public Works and Government Services Canada, reports CBC.

He was a member of a Gaelic choir in Ottawa. “He wore his home province New Brunswick tartan proudly at all of our concerts,” choir president Brien Marshall told CBC. “Many of you will remember him as the go-to guy for all things Gaelic, and he was always quick with a joke or one-liner that he often laughed the loudest at through his moustachioed smile.”

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