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November 29, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Still no charging decision in deadly Oregon bus crash

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A prosecutor says he has yet to decide whether to file criminal charges in connection with a fatal bus crash on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus called the case “very complex” and said he has not convened a grand jury. Nine people died and almost 40…

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April 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Oregon agency sued over deadly I-84 tour bus crash

PORTLAND (AP) — Lawyers representing a survivor and the estates of three people killed in an Oregon tour bus crash last December are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation. The lawsuit says the department was negligent for failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions and not adequately plowing and sanding snow. The lawsuit also faults the…

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February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Tour bus company denies wrongdoing in fatal Oregon bus crash

A Canadian tour-bus company denied any wrongdoing in a Dec. 30 crash in Oregon that killed nine people and injured 39 in a response to a lawsuit submitted to the U.S. District Court of Western Washington on  Wednesday. British Columbia-based Mi Joo Tour & Travel’s lawyers had previously attributed the fatal crash to black…

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January 17, 2013 at 6:38 PM

DOT: Driver in fatal Oregon bus crash was driving too fast

The driver in a fatal Dec. 30 Oregon bus crash was driving too fast at the time of the accident, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday in an order banning the man from driving commercial vehicles in the United States. Several people who survived when the Canadian Mi Joo Tour & Travel bus…

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January 11, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Canada suspends operations of tour company in fatal Oregon bus crash

Canadian transportation officials ordered the operator of a bus that crashed in Oregon last week, killing nine and injuring 39, to immediately cease operations in their own country Friday. The suspension of Coquitlam, B.C.-based Mi Joo Tour & Travel’s bus-tour business in Canada comes three days after the U.S. Department of Transportation issued the…

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January 9, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Operator of bus in fatal Oregon crash makes first public statement

Black ice contributed more to an Oregon bus crash that killed nine and injured 39 last week than the health of the bus’ driver, a lawyer for the Canadian tour company that operated the bus said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday ordered that Mi Joo Tour & Travel, based in Coquitlam, B.C., immediately…

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