Party bus company involved in girl's death shut down in WA - KPTV - FOX 12

Party bus company involved in girl's death shut down in Washington

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OLYMPIA, WA (KPTV) -

Washington transportation leaders ordered a party bus company to cease operations in the state after an investigation following the death of a 11-year-old girl.

Five Star Limousines did not appeal the ruling of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. The company had until this week to file an appeal after the state's ruling March 7.

Angie Hernandez was killed after falling from a party bus in September 2012. Hernandez and 31 of her friends were heading to a Quinceanera in downtown Portland when the accident happened.

The city of Portland previously suspended the company's permit. The federal government also ordered it out of service and fined Five Star Limousines $59,000.

The state of Washington's punishment includes a $2,000 fine.

The Commission launched an investigation after learning the driver was providing interstate transportation without the proper permit, following the girl's death.

Investigators met with company officials on Jan. 24, issued a ruling to shut down operations on March 7 and made the order official Thursday when the company did not appeal.

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