- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The bus driver in an accident that killed four people in Virginia was denied bond Wednesday and will remain in jail at least until his next court appearance in July.

Caroline County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Ellis ordered 37-year-old Kin Yiu Cheung be held without bail for the four charges of manslaughter, Circuit Court clerk Carol Popowicz said.

Shortly before the morning rush hour on May 31, a Sky Express tour bus driven by Mr. Cheung swerved off Interstate 95 and plunged into a ditch, leaving the bus on its side with dozens injured and four people dead.

Police said exhaustion was a contributing factor and initially charged the Elmhurst, N.Y., resident with reckless driving.

Days before the crash, the U.S. Department of Transportation planned for the May 28 shutdown of the North Carolina-based bus company because of an unsatisfactory safety rating but instead granted the motor carrier a 10-day extension to appeal the ruling.

Mr. Cheung is due in court July 6.



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