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Chinese Nationals Sue UDOT, State Of Utah After 2019 Bus Crash That Killed Four

A group of Chinese nationals have sued the Utah Department of Transportation, the State of Utah and multiple construction companies after a bus crash that left four dead in 2019. The crash occurred near Bryce Canyon National Park on Sept. 20, 2019. More than a dozen people were hospitalized. Six of the eight individuals who are suing received personal injuries in the crash. The majority of those suing also reported losing family members. 


The group is suing the companies for negligence, survival of actions for injury and Utah’s Wrongful Death Statute. They have demanded a jury trial to determine economic damages that are owed to them.


The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report on the bus crash in March this year. It contains hundreds of pages that outline what federal transportation investigators found while examining the bus, the driver’s history and witness accounts. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!