Third tour bus passenger dies in hospital

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

PRESCOTT – Another Chinese tourist, aboard a bus that hit a rock cut along Highway 401 near Prescott, has died.

Grenville County O.P.P. announced late Thursday night that 60-year-old Weiping Lu of China died of her injuries in hospital.

Meanwhile, two people still in hospital with life-threatening injuries, have improved and are listed as stable.

Two other passengers in their 50s died in hospital earlier this week.

The cause of the crash has still not been determined, though CTV News reports the bus driver told investigators the brakes and steering locked up just before the crash.

The westbound Union Tour Express bus, with 37 people on board, was taking tourists from China on a tour of the northeastern United States and Canada when it crashed.

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