The driver who was asleep at the wheel when a tour bus crashed in Virginia, killing four passengers, will be tried for involuntary manslaughter but a reckless driving charge will be dropped, prosecutors told the Associated Press Friday.
Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, of New York is still slated to be tried in January on four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter. Each of those charges carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
According to AP, Cheung has admitted to authorities that he fell asleep while driving May 31, when he was driving a group from Greensboro, N.C., to New York City. The bus went off Interstate 95 near Richmond, struck an embankment and rolled over. There were 60 people onboard.
Cheung worked for the discount bus line Sky Express, which transportation officials were in the process of closing down. But they had given the bus company a 10-day extension to appeal a failing safety rating.
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