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Survivors file lawsuit over deadly I-84 bus crash

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PENDLETON, OR (KPTV) -

Two survivors of the deadly I-84 bus crash near Pendleton have filed a lawsuit against the tour company providing the trip.

Nine people were killed with the bus went down an icy 200-foot embankment Dec. 30.

The lawsuit was filed in Pierce County Superior Court in Washington, according to the lawyer for the plaintiffs. They are Jong-Hyun Chae, 16, and Seong-Jun An, 15.

It seeks an unspecified amount for "personal injuries and damages they suffered" in the bus crash.

The lawsuit alleges the tour company, Mi Joo Tour & Travel of British Columbia, Canada was negligent for the crash, along with the bus driver, Haeng-Kyu Hwang.

Hwang survived the crash. Police continue investigating the case and have not determined if he will face any criminal charges.

The lawsuit alleges Hwang exceeded the maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles leading up to the crash and ignored multiple warnings about the dangerous conditions in the area by not reducing his speed to a safe level.

The teens were in the last row of the bus. Court documents show they were not thrown out of the bus, but they both lost consciousness and were taken by ambulance to the hospital.

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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