Judge: Tour bus crash driver allowed to leave state

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jun 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-14 11:54:19-04

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The man who was behind the wheel during a deadly bus accident on I-95 will be allowed to leave the state.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports a judge in Caroline County has ordered Kin Yiu Cheung have his electronic monitoring device removed, and that he be allowed to leave Virginia, if he chooses.

Cheung will go on trial in November on four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Four women were killed when the tour bus he was driving ran off I-95 near Kings Dominion in May of 2011.

Court records show the 37-year-old has admitted to falling asleep at the wheel of a tour bus that overturned in Caroline County.

Cheung’s wife said her husband did not want to drive that day, but was afraid he would lose his job if he told his company he was too tired to work.