Virginia bus crash driver charged with manslaughter

NEW YORK Fri Jun 3, 2011 3:49pm EDT

A Virginia State Patrol cruiser sits in front of the aftermath of an early-morning bus crash that killed four people, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Carmel Church, Virginia, May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A Virginia State Patrol cruiser sits in front of the aftermath of an early-morning bus crash that killed four people, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Carmel Church, Virginia, May 31, 2011.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The driver of a bus that crashed in Virginia's Caroline County killing four people has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities said on Friday.

Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, was driving a passenger bus on 1-95 between Greensboro, North Carolina and New York City with 58 passengers aboard when police say the bus swerved and flipped over near Richmond, Virginia.

The bus company, Sky Express, was in the process of being shut down at the time of the crash for violating multiple federal safety regulations, according to a statement released by the Federal Department of Transportation.

Kin Yiu Cheung is being held without bond at the Pamunkey Regional Jail in Virginia's Hanover County and will be arraigned on four felony involuntary manslaughter charges on June 8, a statement from the Virginia State Police said.

A grand jury is scheduled to review the charges on July 6.

(Reporting by Bernd Debusmann Jr. and Jerry Norton; Editing by Greg McCune)

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Comments (2)
dalaohu wrote:
Not to absolve the driver, but my gut feeling on reading this article is that the company is mostly to blame.

Jun 03, 2011 11:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheTom wrote:
this is a news story? Great, how about some facts to go with it, like why the driver is being charged.

BLAME THE PRESS for the quality of reporting (not) today.

Jun 03, 2011 12:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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