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7 victims now identified from deadly I-84 bus crash

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PENDLETON, OR (KPTV) -

The difficult process of identifying the victims of Sunday's deadly bus crash near Pendleton is almost complete.

Authorities released the names of two more people Thursday who were killed when the bus went down a 200-foot embankment off Interstate 84.

Chun Ho Bahn, 63, of Bothell, WA, and Ae Ja Kim, 61, of Gangwon Province, Korea, were among the nine people killed.

Bahn's husband, Youn Bahn, 66, was also on the bus and is being treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. Kim's husband, Man Sun Kim, 71, is being treated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

The first victim was identified Tuesday as Dale Osborn. Four more positive identifications were released Wednesday as Oun Hong Hung, Joong Wha Kim, Yongho Lee and 11-year-old Youmin Kim.

Oregon State Police and the state medical examiner's office have been assisted by the Korean Consulate, Consulate of Canada and victims' families during the process of identifying the victims and notifying the next of kin.

The names of the final two people killed in the crash will be released following family approval, according to investigators.

The crash equals the second deadliest in Oregon since 1946, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting Section.

It's the deadliest crash in the state since 1971.

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