PORTLAND – Nine people were killed and at least 20 others hospitalized on Sunday after a charted tour bus veered out of control on an icy stretch of freeway in eastern Oregon and rolled nearly 200 feet down an embankment, state police said.
NDJ World | Published: Dec 31 2012 North America→World News
The deadly occurred on the snow- and ice-covered lanes of Interstate 84 near ‘Deadman Pass’ and crashed through a guardrail before plunging down an embankment.
Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said there were about 40 passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash. The bus reportedly was returning to Las Vegas from British Columbia, Canada.
18 passengers were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Pendleton, about 13 miles northwest of the crash scene. The extend of their injuries are not known.
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