Girl, 11, among US bus crash victims identified


PORTLAND, Oregon — Authorities on Wednesday said an 11-year-old girl from South Korea was among the nine people killed in a bus crash on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon.

Youmin Kim was visiting relatives in British Columbia before the nine-day tour of the western United States, Oregon State Police officials said.

Police also released the names of three other victims of the Sunday crash, including a woman from Washington state and a Korean couple who had been staying with relatives in Washington.

The bus plunged through a guardrail down an embankment while returning to Vancouver, British Columbia, on the final leg of the vacation tour. The trip was organized by a British Columbia travel agency that has yet to comment. Oregon’s deadliest roadway crash since 1971.

Police have not publicly named four of the passengers who were killed. Lt. Gregg Hastings said the identification process has been slowed by factors such as the availability of legal identification, fingerprint and medical records.