Newport High Graduate Feared Dead in Oregon Bus Crash

Richard Sohn, a Seattle Pacific University student from Bellevue, is feared dead after the deadly Eastern Oregon tour bus crash.

A young college student who recently graduated from Newport High School is feared dead after an Oregon bus crash that claimed the lives of nine people, according to published reports.

According to the Seattle Times, Richard Sohn, a 19-year-old Seattle Pacific University sophomore from Bellevue, is feared dead by his friends after the Sunday crash in Eastern Oregon near Pendleton.

While Sohn's name is not listed among those confirmed dead in the crash, according to the Times and KING 5 news, his friends and family say he was on the bus. His parents, Michael and Rachel Sohn, were injured in the crash.

Sohn aspired to be a filmmaker and he posted short comedy videos on YouTube, according to the published reports.

Confirmed killed in the crash included Yong Ho Lee, 75, of Lynnwood, her son told The Seattle Times.

Lee operated convenience stores with her husband, Se Chong Lee, north of Seattle before retiring several years ago, said her son, John Lee.

Also killed in the crash were:

•, of Spanaway. He was a frequent contributor to Lakewood-JBLM Patch and owned and managed a mobile home park near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

•A Korean couple with ties to Bothell, identified Wednesday as Oun Hong Jung, 67, and his wife, Joong Wha Kim, 63. The couple had been staying with relatives in Bothell, according to The Associated Press.


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