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Update: Information Shared During 12/31 3:00 p.m. News Conference - Fatal Bus Crash Investigation
December 31, 2012

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

(Note some details changed in this version after original news release sent out to reflect some updated information and bus occupant numbers)

During Monday afternoon's news conference held at Umatilla County Justice Center, additional information was shared regarding the ongoing investigation into Sunday morning's fatal bus crash that resulted in the death of 9 people and injuries to 38 others. A review was given of the crash incident and ongoing investigation which may take several weeks to complete.
 
Investigators believe 47 people, including the driver, were on board when at approximately 10:05 a.m. the bus while traveling in the left westbound lane collided with the concrete barrier along the left shoulder of the two lane highway. The bus veered across both westbound lanes and struck a metal guardrail before going about 200 feet down a steep, snow-covered embankment. The first call to 9-1-1 was received about 10:09 a.m.
 
As of Monday morning, ten of the 38 people reportedly transported for treatment of injuries have been released from their respective hospitals. Nine people are confirmed deceased but their names are not being released at this time while investigators work with the State Medical Examiner to confirm identities and ensure next of kin are notified.
 
A list of the names being released at this time is shown below. Family members are asked to check the list confirm if someone they know was traveling on the bus. Anyone confirming a name on the list as one of their family members should call the hospital listed for further contact and information. Patient updates should also be directed to the respective hospital. If a name is not on the list, a family representative can call (503) 375-3555. Please note this is not a general information line or media inquiry line. A calltaker will obtain the caller's information, forward it to the Oregon State Police Pendleton Area Command office and it will be assigned for contact as soon as possible.
 
RELEASED CONFIRMED IDENTITIES
DECEMBER 30, 2012 - FATAL BUS CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 EAST OF PENDLETON
 
"T&R" - Treated and Released
 
Note: City of residence noted, if known. Some names withheld due to pending confirmation of identity and information.
 
CONFIRMED DECEASED - 9 (Names Withheld Pending State Medical Examiner Post-Exams, positive identification, and confirmation of next of kin notifications)
CONFIRMED TRANSPORTED FOR TREATMENT OF INJURIES - 38
CONFIRMED TREATED & RELEASED - 10
 
Pendleton, Oregon  (St. Anthony Hospital: 541-276-5121)
 
* Haeng Kyu Hwang, age 54 (male -Vancouver, British Columbia) - BUS DRIVER - T&R
* Do Woo (Peter) Kim, age 16 (male) - T&R (updated 1/3/2013)
* Hyoung Jin Yoo, age 23 (male) - T&R
* Young Hyun Yoon, age 14 (male) - T&R
* Seong Jun An, age 15 (male) - T&R
* Hyejin Kim, age 40 (female) - T&R (updated 1/2/2013)
* Min Su Kim, age 15 (male - Korean passport) (T&R)
* Junichi Hanada, age 21 (male)
* Youn Bahn, age 66 (male)
* June Lee Seong, age 22 (female) - T&R updated 1/2/2013)
* Tae Woo Park, age 16 (male - Korean passport) (T&R)
* Soomin Kim, age 12 (female) - T&R (updated 1/2/2013)
* Jimin Kim, age 7 (female) - T&R (updated 1/3/2013)
* Yoon Kim, age 44 (male) - T&R (updated 1/2/2013)
* Seongho Jo, age 18 (male - Korean passport) - T&R (updated 1/2/2013)
* Eunsil Koh, age 47 (female - Cloverdale, British Columbia) - T&R (updated 1/3/2013)
* Jong Hyun Chae, age 16 (male) T&R
* Byung Woo Yoo, age 25 (?) T&R
* Darlene Sue Osborn, age 65 (female - Spanaway, Washington / Name added 1/1/2013) - T&R
 
La Grande, Oregon (Grand Ronde Hospital: 541-963-8421)
 
* Berlyn Sanderson, age 22 (female - Kelowna, British Columbia)( T&R)
* Yii Yeon Cho, age 73 (Sex to be determined) (T&R)
* Jacmin Seo, age 23 (male - Korean passport) (T&R)
 
Hermiston, Oregon (Good Shepherd Hospital: 541-677-3400)
 
* Kang SeoKwon, age 24 (T & R)
* Alysah Koh, age 21 (British Columbia) (T & R)
 
Seattle, Washington (Harborview Medical Center: 206-744-3300)
 
* 53-year old female (Name withheld pending confirmation family notified)
 
Portland, Oregon (Oregon Health & Science University: 503-494-8311)
 
* June Won Kim, age 46 (male - Vancouver, BC)
* Sungsup Kim, age 45, (male - Port Coquiitlam, BC)
* Michael Sohn, age 64, (male - Everett, WA - updated 1/2/2013)
* 55-year old female (Name withheld pending confirmation) 
* Rachel Sohn, age 53 (female from Everett, WA - transferred to OSHU 12/31/12)
* Shelly Tu, age 23 (female - transferred to OHSU)
 
Tri-Cities, Washington (Kadlec Medical Center: 509-946-4611)
 
* Yoonhee Choi, age 53 (female)
 
Walla Walla, Washington (St Mary Medical Center: 509-525-3320)
 
* Eun Sook Uhm, age 74, (female)
* Choon-Sook Yang, age 67 (female - Issaquah, Washington)
* Hee Eun Kim, age 46 (female - Burnaby, Canada)
 
Walla Walla, Washington (Walla Walla General Hospital: 509-525-0480)
 
* Victoria Huang, age 22 (female) - T&R (updated 1/3/2013)
 
Portland, Oregon (Legacy Emanuel Medical Center: 503-413-2200)
 
* Man Sun Kim, age 71 (male - Seattle, Washington)
 
Boise, Idaho (St. Alphonsus Medical Center: 208-367-2121)
 
* John Choi, age 56 (male)
 
No other information available for release at this time.