11-year-old girl killed in Portland party bus accident

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by KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:36 AM

PORTLAND -- An 11-year-old girl was killed Saturday night when she fell out of a party bus window as it made a turn.

Family and friends were on a party bus operated by Five Star Limousine when Angie Hernandez leaned against an emergency window and fell out, said Lt. Robert King with Portland Police Bureau.

The group was celebrating a Quinceanera, which is a Latin celebration for when a girl turns 15 years old.

This happened about 6:30 p.m. Saturday as the bus was making a turn from Southwest 1st Avenue onto Southwest Harrison Street. Hernandez died from her injuries.

Lt. King said there's no indication alcohol was involved,  and he called the incident a tragic accident. 

Rick Lycksell, general manager of Five Star Limousine, said nothing like this has ever happened with his company. He mentioned the driver had a perfect record while working for them during the past five years.

"I have kids. A lot of people in our company have kids. It's very hard," Lycksell told KGW.

He said the driver of the bus "burst into tears. He was very upset. He has a little girl that's 10 years old."

Angie was a sixth-grader at Rowe Middle School in Milwaukie. Grief counselors were sent to the school Monday morning to help students and staff cope with her death.

 

 

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