Hearing Continued for Driver in Fatal Bus Crash

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
|  Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011  |  Updated 3:58 PM EDT
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Driver in Va. Bus Crash Charged With Manslaughter

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Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va., on its way to New York.

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A judge in Virginia has continued a bond hearing for the man who was at the wheel of a discount interstate bus when it crashed on Interstate 95 last week, killing four passengers and injuring dozens more.

The bond hearing Wednesday for bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung centered on whether he is a flight risk, as a prosecutor contends. The hearing was rescheduled for June 15 so the defendant's attorney could present a passport.

Cheung is charged with four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in the May 31 crash about 30 miles north of Richmond.

Police said Cheung was fatigued when the Sky Express bus bound for New York City swerved off the highway, hit an embankment and overturned with 58 people aboard.

He is being held without bond.

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