USDOT: Bus co. had no crashes in at least 2 years

USDOT: Bus co. had no crashes in at least 2 years

USDOT: Bus co. had no crashes in at least 2 years

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 31, 2012 at 8:27 AM

PENDLETON, Ore. -- Umatilla County Emergency Manager Jack Remillard says the bus involved in Sunday's fatal accident in eastern Oregon was owned by Mi Joo travel in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A woman who answered the phone at a listing for the company confirmed with The Associated Press that it owned the bus and said it was on a tour of the Western United States. She declined to give her name.

A bus safety website run by the U.S. Department of Transportation says Mi Joo Tour & Travel has six buses, none of which have been involved in any accidents in at least the past two years.

A spokesman for the American Bus Association says buses carry more than 700 million passengers a year in the United States.

Sunday's crash comes more than two months after another chartered tour bus veered off a highway in October in northern Arizona, killing the driver and injuring dozens of passengers who were mostly tourists from Asia and Europe.

Authorities say the driver likely had a medical episode.

More: 9 people dead, 39 injured in I-84 bus crash near Pendleton

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