1 Charge to be Dropped in Fatal Virginia Bus Crash

Friday, Sep 30, 2011  |  Updated 11:51 AM EDT
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Charge to be Dropped in Fatal Bus Crash

Virginia state police charged the driver of a bus that overturned, killing four people and injuring more than 50 on May 31. Kin Yiu Cheng of Flushing (upper right) was charged with reckless driving.

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Prosecutors are dropping a reckless driving charge against a driver for a discount bus service whose bus crashed on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four people and injuring others.

Caroline County Commonwealth's Attorney Tony Spencer told The Associated Press ahead of a Friday court hearing that his office will not prosecute the misdemeanor charge against Kin Yiu Cheung.

The 37-year-old from New York is set for trial in January on four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Court records show Cheung admitted to police that he fell asleep at the wheel when the low-fare Sky Express bus from Greensboro, N.C., to New York City swerved off Interstate 95 about 30 miles
north of Richmond and overturned on May 31. Four women from New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey were killed.

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