Issaquah woman injured in deadly Oregon bus crash
December 31, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2012
Police said a 67-year-old Issaquah woman sustained injuries in a deadly Oregon bus crash Sunday.
The charter bus skidded on ice, crashed through a guardrail and tumbled down a steep embankment along Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon.
The crash left nine passengers dead and at least 39 injured, including Issaquah resident Choon-Sook Yang. Oregon State Police officials said she received treatment at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla.
Police said the bus carried 48 people, including the driver, at about 10:05 a.m. as the bus struck a concrete barrier and then tumbled 200 feet down the snow-covered embankment near Pendleton, about 40 miles southwest of Walla Walla.
Crews descended on ropes to the wreckage to rescue passengers. Rescuers transported passengers to hospitals in Oregon and Washington.
The bus, a charter from Mi Joo Tour & Travel based in Vancouver, British Columbia, was en route to Vancouver from Las Vegas when the crash occurred.
Oregon State Police investigators continue to probe the crash. The bus driver survived the crash and received treatment for severe injuries.