Driver of fatal bus crash in Virginia to appear in court Friday

September 29, 2011

The driver of a discount interstate bus that crashed on I-95, killing four passengers and injuring dozens of others, is due to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing Friday, reports the Associated Press.

Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, of New York, is charged with four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in the May 31 crash. He is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 26.

There were 58 people on board when the Sky Express bus en route from North Carolina to New York City swerved off Interstate 95, hit an embankment and overturned about 30 miles north of Richmond.

Four women were killed, and the remaining 54 passengers were taken to area hospitals, where they were treated for minor to severe injuries. Cheung suffered minor injuries.

Police have said Cheung was fatigued at the time of the crash. Court records show he fell asleep at the wheel.

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