PENDLETON, Ore. -- Police have made public the final name among the nine people killed Dec. 30 in a charter bus crash on Interstate 84 near Pendleton.
The State Police said Tuesday that he was 19-year-old Richard Michael Sohn of Bellevue, Wash.
The fatalities also included an 11-year-old girl from South Korea named Youmin Kim. Police said she had been visiting a family in British Columbia.
Dale William Osborn of Spanaway, Wash., also died in the Sunday crash and his wife, Sue Osborn, was seriously hurt. She remains hospitalized in Pendleton.
Oun Hong Jung, 67, and his wife, Joong Wha Kim, 63, from Korea, were killed in the crash. The couple had been visiting relatives in Bothell, Washington. Another victim from Bothell, Wash. was identified as 63-year-old Chun Ho Bahn. Her husband, Youn Bahn, 66, was being treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.
Also among the victims was Yongho Lee, 75, of Lynnwood, Wash. and Ae Ja Kim, 61, from Gangwon Province, Korea. Her husband, Man Sun Kim, age 71, was being treated at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
Police said the identification process has been especially difficult because most of the victims were not U.S. citizens.
OSP and the State Medical Examiner's Office continues to work closely with Korean Consulate representatives and relatives of possible victims during the process of identification and next of kin notifications. The identification process is affected by many factors including the availability of legal identification, fingerprint and medical records, positive descriptors, and, in most of these cases, trauma injuries, explained Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.
Police said eight of the 38 people injured still remain in the hospital.
The bus was returning to Vancouver, British Columbia on the final leg of a nine-day tour of the western United States when it pierced a guard rail and careened 200 feet down an embankment.