Nine people are dead after a charter bus in rural Oregon veered off an icy road and plummeted 100 feet down a steep embankment Sunday, the Associated Press reports. The highway, I-84, is notoriously dangerous, especially in cold weather.
Nine people were killed and more than two dozen injured when the charter bus veered out of control around 10:30 a.m. Sunday on snow- and ice-covered lanes of Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon, according to the Oregon State Police.
The bus crashed near the start of a 7-mile section of road that winds down a hill. It came to rest at the bottom of a snowy slope, landing beaten and battered but upright with little or no debris visible around the crash site.
The bus, owned by Vancouver-based Mi Joo travel, was carrying about 40 passengers between Vancouver, B.C., and Las Vegas.