Tour bus driver charged with involuntary manslaughter
According to the New York Post, Kin Yiu Cheung, the tour bus driver who allegedly fell asleep before crashing a tour bus on Interstate 95 in Virginia Tuesday morning, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The accident left four women dead and 53 injured. The 37-year-old Flushing, NY man was out of jail on a $3,000 bond before the new charge was leveled on Friday.
On Thursday, Sky Express Inc. was shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Assocation. On April 12, the FMCSA was set to pull all Sky Express buses off the road, but gave the company a 10-day extension in order for the feds to gather more evidence. Normal procedure is a 45-day waiting period follows the order.
The bus disembarked from Greensboro, NC late Monday night and was headed to Chinatown. Owned by Sky Express Inc. of Charlotte, NC, the Richmond Times-Dispatch – citing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration statistics – reported that the company has a spotty inspection history. Sky Express performed worse than 97 percent of all passenger bus companies within the last year and 99.7 percent worse in the last 24 months in the “Driver Fitness” category. Also, Sky Express scored worse than 77.80 percent of all bus companies within the last 12 months and 86.2 percent worse in the last 24 months in the “fatigued driver” category, FMCSA reports show.
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