VANCOUVER - An 11-year-old South Korean girl who was staying with a family in B.C., has been identified as among the dead killed during Sunday's fatal bus crash in Oregon.
Youmin Kim and another victim, 75-year-old Yongho Lee, a resident of Lynwood, Wash., were named by Oregon police today.
Police say the state's medical examiner's office has positively identified another victim, as well, but won't release that name until Thursday, giving authorities more time to notify next of kin.
Nine people died and 38 were injured when a tour bus travelling westbound in the left lane of Interstate 84, hit a concrete barrier, veered across both westbound lanes and went through the guardrail, plunging about 60 metres down an embankment.
Also killed in the crash were Dale William Osborn, 57, of Spanaway, Wash., and Oun Hong Jung, 67, and his wife Joong Wha Kim, 63, who were staying with relatives in Washington state.
The B.C. company that owns the bus, Mi Joo Tour & Travel, has posted a message on the door of its Vancouver office, saying it shares in the grief experienced by those involved and is focused on assisting and supporting the survivors and their families. (The Canadian Press/CKNW)