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Teen Injured In Bus-Truck Crash Remains Critical

Tue., Dec. 10, 1996

A 16-year-old boy injured in a weekend collision involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer rig remained in critical condition Monday. The truck driver’s condition was upgraded from critical to serious.

Kit Law of Pasco was in critical condition with internal injuries at Harborview Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said.

Law was airlifted to the Seattle hospital after the Saturday afternoon accident that killed the principal of Country Haven Academy and injured 40 of the 52 students who attend the private boarding school near Pasco.

The bus, driven by principal Ray Cornforth and carrying 49 students, was returning to Pasco after the students gave a choir concert in Clarkston. On Washington 124 near Eureka, about 26 miles east of here, it collided with a tractor-trailer rig driven by Miguel Castro of Pasco.

Cornforth, 52, of Pasco, was dead on arrival at a Walla Walla hospital.



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