Oregon Bus Crash: 9 Dead on Icy Mountain Pass

A bus packed with Canadian tourists skidded off the road and plummeted down a 100-foot embankment.
1:18 | 12/31/12

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The deadly tour bus crash on an icy interstate in eastern oregon. It happened yesterday morning. Steep, snowy terrain made it tough for rescuers to reach the survivors. Horror on the highway in oregon. The driver of this bus lost control sending the vehicle off the road, through a guardrail, and plummeted down a 100-foot embankment. Nine passengers were killed. At least 26 others injured. There was snow on the ground which made footing treacherous. We used a haul system to get the patients from the crash site. Back up to the highway. Reporter: Police cited the icy conditions on the interstate as a contributing factor. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. The area is covered in about a foot of snnd surrounded by dense pine trees. The bus driver survived, but so far, the severity of his injuries keeps him from telling his story. The group was on a final day of a nine-day tour and returning to vancouver after a stop in las vegas. The area where the bus crashed is dead man pass. It's claimed quite a few other lives over the years.

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