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Va. fatal bus crash: Kin Yiu Cheung has bond denied in hearing

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(AP, WJLA) - The driver of a discount  tour bus that crashed on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four people and injuring others, appeared in court for the first time Wednesday..

The wife of Qun Lin Cheung cried outside the courtroom in Caroline county as her husband was ordered held without bond.

The 37-year-old from Elmhurst, N.Y., is charged with four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in the May 31 crash. Those killed were four adult females from New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey.

His wife said her family is heartbroken over the tragedy.

A bond hearing was continued last week after questions arose about Cheung's passport and the address on his commercial driver's license. He is being held without bond.

Court records show Cheung admitted to police that he fell asleep at the wheel when the Sky Express bus bound for New York overturned north of Richmond with 60 people aboard.

Cheung was considered by authorities to be a serious flight risk because of discrepancies in the address listed on his commercial driver's license and other documents.

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