A charter bus carrying a team of minor hockey players struck and killed a pedestrian near the Blood Reserve community of Stand Off, Alta. over the weekend.

"Most people know who the victim was," said Insp. Joseph Manyfingers of the Blood Tribe Police Service. "People are very upset."

Police aren't releasing the name of the deceased, saying only he was 23 years old and a band member. 

The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 2, about three kilometres south of Standoff.

The man was airlifted to hospital in Calgary and died on Sunday, according to police, who said no charges are pending in the incident.

Stand Off is about 60 kilometres southwest of Lethbridge.