Bus Driver Guilty Of Four Counts Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Va. Crash

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Posted on 10th November 2012 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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An interstate bus driver last week was convicted of four counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a crash in Virginia last year where  four passengers were killed, according to the Associated Press.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/judge-convicts-bus-driver-of-4-counts-of-involuntary-manslaughter-in-virginia-bus-crash/2012/11/08/70f9781c-29da-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

Kin Yiu Cheung, 38, of Flushing, Queens, faces up to 40 years in prison for the charges in the May 31, 2011, accident on  Interstate 95, north of Richmond, Va., AP reported.

Caroline County Circuit Judge Joseph Ellis described Cheung’s actions as “so gross and wanton” that he had to find him guilty, according to AP. During the trial, there was testimony from a state trooper that after the crash Cheung nodded yes when asked if he had fallen asleep while driving. He had been driving erratically before the accident.

Cheung was driving a Sky Express bus, a low-fare line, from Greensboro, N.C., to Chinatown in Manhattan. The bus swerved and went off the road, hitting an embankment and turning over, AP reported. Four passengers were killed and other 50 were injured.

Cheung will be sentenced Jan. 23.