Girl, 11, among those killed in deadly bus crash

Girl, 11, among those killed in deadly bus crash
Rescue crews respond to the crash scene where a tour bus came to rest at the base of an embankment. (Photo by Tim Trainor, www.eastoregonian.com)

PENDLETON, Ore. – State police said an 11-year-old girl was killed in the deadly I-84 bus crash that killed eight other people and injured 38 Sunday morning.

11-year-old Youmin Kim of South Korea died in the crash. Police said she was staying with family in British Columbia.

Oun Hong Jung, 67, and his wife, Joong Wha Kim, 63, were also killed in the crash. Police said the Korean couple was staying with relatives in Bothell, Wash.

The other identified victims are 75-year-old Yongho Lee of Lynnwood Wash. and 57-year-old Dale William Osborn of Spanaway, Wash.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s officer is still working to with police, the Korean Consulate and family members of potential victims to identify the other victims.

“The identification process is affected by many factors including the availability of legal identification, fingerprint and medical records, positive descriptors, and, in most of these cases, trauma injuries,” said Lt. Gregg Hastings in a news release on Wednesday.

Police are also working to get recovered property back to its owners.

Three inspectors from the National Transportation Safety Board are still in the area investigating the crash, police said.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said Sunday’s crash is the deadliest traffic crash in Oregon since 1971 and ties the second deadliest since 1946.

The deadliest crash in Oregon history happened in 1965 when a Greyhound bus lost control on ice and rolled, killing 14 people and injuring 30 others.