Trial Delayed For Kin Yiu Cheung, Driver In Fatal Sky Express Bus Crash
BOWLING GREEN, Va. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A trial has been postponed for the driver of an interstate bus that crashed in Virginia in May, killing four passengers and injuring dozens more.
Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Spencer says the trial for Kin Yiu Cheung of Flushing, Queens will begin March 7. Cheung was scheduled to go on trial Thursday on four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Killed were 46-year-old Karen Blyden-Decastro of Cambria Heights, NY, 63-year-old Sie Giok Giang of Philadelphia, 78-year-old Josefa Torres of Jamaica, NY and 25-year-old Denny Estefany Martinez of Jersey City, NJ.
Fifty-four others were injured.
Court records show Cheung admitted to police that he fell asleep at the wheel.
After the crash, the U.S. Department of Transportation shut down North Carolina-based Sky Express for multiple safety violations.
He faces up to 10 years in prison for each count if convicted.
Cheung has pleaded not guilty.
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