Third passenger dies from Delaware bus crash

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Last month’s bus crash near Red Lion has claimed the life of a third victim.

A 43-year-old woman from Mumbai, India died Thursday morning from injuries she received during the September 21 bus crash.

Immediately following the crash, Jyostina Poojari was taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. She was pronounced dead just after 5 a.m. Thursday.

The crash, which happened as the bus was navigating a curve on an off-ramp from Rt. 1 south to Rt. 13 north, is still under investigation.

The driver of the tour bus, Jinli Zhao, 56, of Flushing, New York, has been charged with driving at an unsafe speed and also causing the death of Hua’y Chen, 54, of New York City and Idil Bahsi, 30, of Istanbul.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is working with the Motor Vehicle Carrier Safety Assistance Program Unit to identify contributing factors in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is also conducting its own, independent investigation.

Police have ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors.

The bus was returning to New York City from a weekend trip in Washington, D.C. when it overturned on a sunny Sunday afternoon with 49 passengers on board.

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