Thursday, June 20 2013 5:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 09:01:31 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras.More >>
Tropical Storm Barry bore down on Mexico's Gulf Coast early Thursday as civil defense workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned of the possibility of deadly flash floods and mudslides.More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools...More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and...More >>
PENDLETON, OR (KPTV) -
Passengers between the ages of 7 and 74 years old were on board a bus that crashed down a 200-foot embankment off Interstate 84, killing nine people Sunday.
"I've been a firefighter for 20 years and this is the first time I've seen anything like this," said Pendleton firefighter Steve Brost.
Police released the names of the survivors taken to the hospital after the crash. The victims who were killed have not yet been identified, but they are believed to all be adults.
Family members identified one of the deceased as Dale Osborn of Spanaway, WA.
He was on a bus tour trip with his wife, who suffered broken ribs in the crash, said their daughter, Jennifer Sherman.
"They went down to California, they went to Disney World, they went to Las Vegas and they were having just a great time. And I don't know, this happened," said Sherman.
Sherman flew to Oregon from Colorado after learning about the crash. She said her parents were ejected from the bus.
"She woke up in a river bed. And she said, there was something pinning my father down," said Sherman.
A total of 49 people were onboard the bus when it slammed into a concrete barrier on the left shoulder of the two-lane highway close to Milepost 227 near Pendleton at 10:05 a.m., according to police.
Many of them are believed to be from South Korea and may include students living in Vancouver, British Columbia, and northern Washington as part of a home stay program. Other survivors are from Taiwan, Japan, Canada and Oregon and Washington, said OSP.
Investigators said during a press conference Monday the bus veered across both lanes and struck a metal guardrail before plummeting down the steep and snow-covered embankment.
One survivor at the shelter described the situation after returning from the hospital.
"Me and my brother got out of the bus and we saw many people spread in the snow," said Byung Woo Yoo. "We find some people who alive, who died."
Ten of the 39 survivors had been released from the hospital by Monday morning.
Four others were transported to Oregon Health & Science University, while one person was taken to Legacy Emanuel in Portland.
Their conditions have not been made available, but police said their injuries were serious enough to require them to be transferred.
The driver, Haeng Kyu Hwang, 54, of Vancouver, British Columbia, is among the survivors, and police said they will investigate whether he is at fault for the crash.
OSP says there were reports of ice on the highway at the time of the crash. The stretch of road is called Cabbage Hill.
Sherman said her mother described the moments before the crash. "She said the driver kept passing people. I don't know about speed but the roads were icy and they just went off the cliff."
Yoo told Fox 12 he had concerns about the speed the bus was traveling before the crash.
The bus belongs to Mi Joo Tour and Travel out of Vancouver, British Columbia, according to investigators.
The company did not provide a comment when contacted by Fox 12.
Police said they expect their investigation to last at least four weeks.
Many of the people who were onboard the bus do not speak English. Crews contacted a Korean translator in Pendleton who responded to help with the flow of communication. Representatives from the South Korean consulate in Seattle are also in Pendleton, offering help.
Investigators are having some difficulty identifying all the survivors because many people left their identification at the crash scene.
Oregon State Police released the names of the survivors Monday evening. Family members are asked to check the list to confirm if someone they know was traveling on the bus. If so, family members should call the hospital for further information.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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