The driver of a bus that wrecked while traveling to New York City, killing four passengers and injuring dozens of others, faces a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Virginia.
Kin Yiu Cheung was convicted in November of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the 2011 crash. He faces up to 40 years in prison.
Cheung was a driver for the Charlotte-based Sky Express bus company, which had one of the worst safety records in the country. The company was shut down by federal authorities after the fatal wreck.
The fatal wreck occurred on May 31, 2011 on Interstate 95 about 30 miles north of Richmond as the low-fare Sky Express bus traveled from Greensboro to New York. During trial, witnesses described Cheungs erratic driving before the bus swerved off the road, hit an embankment and overturned.
A state trooper testified that Cheung nodded when asked whether hed fallen asleep behind the wheel.
Cheungs attorney, Taylor Stone, called the crash a horrendous accident, but argued it doesnt rise to the standard of criminal negligence.