Second person dies after 401 bus crash near Prescott

Grenville County OPP say a second person has died following Monday’s deadly bus crash on Highway 401 near Prescott.

Police say 57-year-old woman Xueying Ye succumbed to her injuries. She was from Shanghai, China.

Police have also identified the first victim, a 54-year-old man, as Changlin Xu, of the Chinese province of Jiangsu.

The bus, carrying Chinese tourists, veered off the highway and hit a rock cut, sending two dozen people to hospital.

The driver has suggested the steering wheel locked up, causing him to lose control. OPP say their investigation into the crash is ongoing.

U.S.-based Union Tour Express, which operates the bus, maintains the bus was safe. The company has has no prior serious crashes according to U.S. regulators.

Chinese officials have called on the travel agency to cover medical costs for the victims and their families.

CORRECTION NOTE: OPP had initially said Xueying Ye was male, but sent a correction later to say she was female.