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Still No Charging Decision in Bus Crash Near Pendleton

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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. 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.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - 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.
    
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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