Virginia bus crash driver charged with manslaughter

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Posted: Jun 03, 2011 11:38 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The driver of a bus that crashed in Virginia's Caroline County killing four people has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities said on Friday.

Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, was driving a passenger bus on 1-95 between Greensboro, North Carolina and New York City with 58 passengers aboard when police say the bus swerved and flipped over near Richmond, Virginia.

The bus company, Sky Express, was in the process of being shut down at the time of the crash for violating multiple federal safety regulations, according to a statement released by the Federal Department of Transportation.

A grand jury is scheduled to review the manslaughter charges on July 6.

(Reporting by Bernd Debusmann Jr., editing by Greg McCune)