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Bus driver’s convictions in deadly Va crash upheld

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 | 8:26 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld a bus driver's convictions for a crash that killed four passengers, injured dozens and cast national attention on low-fare carriers operating on the East Coast.

Kin Yiu Cheung dozed off as he was driving a Sky Express bus from Greensboro, N.C., to New York City just before dawn on May 30, 2011.

The bus with 57 passengers aboard veered off Interstate 95 in Caroline County and overturned. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that driver fatigue likely contributed to the crash because Cheung had limited opportunities for quality sleep the previous few days.

Cheung was convicted of four counts of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.