Legacy HS homecoming game to go on after fatal crash

9NEWS @ 4. 9/13/2016

KUSA - The Legacy High School varsity football team will play its homecoming game on Friday against Prairie View.

The game is less than a week after 15 varsity players and three coaches were involved in a bus crash at Denver International Airport that killed the driver, identified as 43-year-old Kari Chopper, a wife and mother.

Thirteen junior varsity players were also on that bus. The JV game has been canceled, the Adams 12 School District announced on Tuesday.

All of the students that were on the bus in the crash will be monitored and evaluated by the school’s athletic trainer. They will not play unless they are medically cleared.

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The three Legacy coaches injured in the crash have been identified as Wayne Voorhees, Matt Kroupa and Kyle Rider.

Coach Matt Craddock will serve as the interim head coach during Friday’s game. He is currently Legacy’s defensive coordinator.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at North Stadium.

The following funds have been set up to help the Chopper family and the three coaches:

The Chopper Family: www.gofundme.com/Chopperfamilyfund

Legacy Coaches: www.gofundme.com/2be5u9hp

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