The driver of an interstate bus service involved in a fatal accident on I-95 in May is set to appear in a Virginia court Wednesday.
Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, of Queens was driving from Greensboro, N.C., to New York on May 31 when his bus swerved off the highway, hit an embankment and overturned. The crash resulted in the death of four passengers and injured more than 50 others, police said.
Cheung, a driver for the discount bus company, Sky Express, admitted to police that he fell asleep at the wheel when his bus overturned just 30 miles north of Richmond, V.A.
The Queens man faces four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and could face up to 10 years in prison for each felony count, one for each of the four women killed in the crash. Cheung, who was denied bond by a Caroline County court last month, is also charged with misdemeanor reckless driving.
The victims killed in the May crash included 46-year-old Karen Blyden-Decastro of Cambria Heights, NY, 78-year-old Josefa Torres of Jamaica, NY, 63-year-old Sie Fiok Giang of Philadelphia, PA, and 25-year-old Denny Estefany Martinez of Jersey City, NJ.
A Caroline County Grand Jury is also expected to be on hand Wednesday to hear the felony charges.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun