A bus driver was charged with involuntary manslaughter Tuesday after two people died and several others were injured when a charter bus overturned on an Interstate 95 exit ramp near Richmond.
Virginia State Police said 57 people, including the driver, were on the Tao’s Travel Inc. bus when it overturned at the Crater Road exit near Kingwood. The bus had been traveling from Orlando to New York City.
The incident happened just after 5 a.m. south of Richmond in Prince George County. Authorities were trying to determine why the northbound bus went off the left side of the exit ramp and overturned.
A man and a woman were killed in the crash, police said, while dozens of others were injured.
The bus company said Tuesday it wasn’t commenting on the crash.
Police said driver Yui Man Chow, 40, of Staten Island, N.Y., wasn’t injured and had begun driving in Rocky Mount, N.C., about 100 miles away. He was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, police said.
A family reunification center was set up at the Prince George County Central Wellness Center at 11023 Prince George Drive in Disputanta, Va. Family members of passengers can call the county’s Emergency Services Center at 804-733-2659 for information.
The crash location is about 140 miles south of Washington, or about 30 miles south of downtown Richmond.