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.

Cheung was driving a Sky Express operated bus headed to Chinatown from North Carolina when it swerved off the road and overturned on I-95 in Virginia on May 31, 2011.

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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One Comment

  1. ken m says:

    frank Rizzo probably has no drivers license or a suspended one.

  2. Jen says:

    Bad drivers come in all colors! Don’t forget the issue is sleeping behind the wheel, not race. Stick to the facts.

  3. Thomas Gebron says:

    The guy fell asleep behind the wheel. What does being Asian have to do with anything? Racist.

    1. Frank Rizzo says:

      Fell asleep or not, still stating a fact. Fruityass.

      1. Thomas Gebron says:

        Let me guess – the reason you clicked on this article is because the title names an Asian driver hoping to make a racist comment behind the safety of your keyboard. Pathetic.

        People like you make us Italians look bad.

        1. Frank Rizzo says:

          Good and bad in all races. And Mafioso mentality (not my tell it like it is) is what mainly gives Italians the bad name. Like many Asians (not so much the younger ones born here) are notorious for being bad drivers. Just some more facts for you. 🙂

          1. DaEmph says:

            People like you make me upset that 9/11 didn’t wipe out more white trash such as yourself.

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