Bothell woman among bus-crash fatalities
A Bothell woman, Chun Ho Bahn, 63, was one of two people identified Thursday as one of the nine people who died in last weekend's bus crash in Oregon.
Seattle Times staff reporter
A Bothell woman, Chun Ho Bahn, 63, was one of two people identified Thursday as among the dead in last weekend's bus crash in Oregon.
According to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, she was traveling with her husband, Youn Bahn, 66, who is being treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Ore.
The other victim identified Thursday is Ae Ja Kim, 61, of Gangwon Province, Korea. Her husband, Man Sun Kim, age 71, is being treated at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
The Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday it has identified all nine of the passengers who died in the crash. The identities of seven have been released, and the names of the remaining two will be released once it is clear that relatives have been notified, officials said. There were 38 people injured in the crash.
Those who died in the crash and whose names already have been officially released are:
Dale William Osborn, 57, of Spanaway
Yong Ho Lee, 75, of Lynnwood
Youmin Kim, 11, South Korea
Oun Hong Jung, 67, and his wife, Joong Wha Kim, 63, South Korea, who may have been staying with relatives in the Bothell area.
Meanwhile, friends of a Seattle Pacific University student, Richard Sohn, 19, say his death has been reported by news agencies in Korea, but he is not among the victims whose names have been released to date.
Oregon officials said that because many of the passengers were from Korea, the process of identifying them and ensuring that relatives had been notified involved close cooperation with the Korean Consulate, the Consulate of Canada and the victims' families.
The bus driver, Haeng Kyu Hwang, 54, of Vancouver, B.C., was among the survivors and has spoken to investigators, according to The Associated Press.
The charter bus was traveling from Las Vegas to Vancouver, B.C., when it went off the edge of Interstate 84 near a spot called Deadman's Pass.
Police said the investigation into the cause of the crash could take at least a month.
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