The bus accidently flipped over the railing aside the road and tumbled over for at least 60 metres, a little west of an area called Deadman Pass. Initial reports disclosed that the distance was around 30 metres, but latest police assertions claim the dive was of at least 60 metres. It was confirmed by the Oregon State Police Lt., Gregg Hastings, at a news conference on Monday that the bus occupied a total of forty-eight passengers along with the driver. The passengers were between 7 and 74 years old. Almost thirty-nine of whom received treatment at local hospitals. Lt. Hastings alleged that even though the highway was icy and snowy, weather is not a confirmed cause of the accident as the police is currently investigating all possibilities, including weather, speed, vehicle condition and the bus company’s safety record.