Still no charging decision in deadly E. Oregon bus crash

Still no charging decision in deadly E. Oregon bus crash

Still no charging decision in deadly E. Oregon bus crash

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 29 at 2:49 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- 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.

Background: Bus crash on I-84 near Pendleton leaves 9 dead, 39 injured

Nine people died and almost 40 were injured Dec. 30 when a bus carrying tourists smashed through a guardrail east of Pendleton and rolled down a hill.

The U.S. government quickly banned Mi Joo Tour & Travel from operating buses on U.S. roads. Federal officials found the driver was on duty for 92 hours in the eight-day stretch before the crash, exceeding federal limits.

Attorneys for the Canadian company said black ice -- not driver fatigue or excessive speed -- caused the crash.
 

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