Bus Driver Gets 6 Years In Prison For Crash That Killed 4

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Posted on 25th January 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A tour bus driver was sentenced to six years in prison last week for involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four passengers in an accident on Interstate 95 in Virginia, according to the Associated Press.

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In Bowling Green, Va., Kin Yiu Cheung received the jail term for his November conviction stemming from the May 31, 2011, crash. Cheung was driving a low-fare Sky Express bus from Greensboro, N.C., to New York when it went off the road, struck an embankment and turned over not far from Richmond, AP reported.

It appeared that Cheung was tired and fell asleep while driving, according to testimony at the trial. Surviving passengers said that they feared for their lives because Cheung was veering from side to side and changing speed suddenly shortly before the accident, according to AP.

Cheung was drinking coffee and energy drinks, but still nodded off, leading to crash.