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46 Aboard Bus That Crashed Killing 9

AP | Dec. 31, 2012 10:45 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2012 12:07 p.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

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A hospital official says it appears 46 people were aboard a tour bus that crashed through a guardrail and down a slope on an icy stretch of interstate in northeastern Oregon, killing nine passengers.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent investigators to the scene of a December 2012 bus crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent investigators to the scene of a December 2012 bus crash.

Oregon State Police

Larry Blanc, a spokesman for St. Anthony Hospital in nearby Pendleton, said Monday that 14 of those aboard remain at St. Anthony, one in serious condition. Seven were discharged Sunday and are in the care of the Red Cross.

Blanc says 16 people were sent to other hospitals in the region, including the Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland.

OHSU officials said four patients were being treated there.

The bus crashed Sunday morning along a stretch of Interstate 84 known for snowy, icy conditions in the winter.

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