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Fatigued Driver Allegedly Causes Bowling Green Bus Crash; Four Passengers KilledPosted on Jun 14, 2011
According to national news sources, Sky Express, a discount tour bus company, was driving 58 passengers from North Carolina to New York City on I-95 when the driver, 37-year-old Kin Yiu Cheung nodded off, causing the bus to swerve off of the highway, slam into an embankment, and roll over. Four people were killed and dozens more were seriously injured in the crash.
The victims of the bus crash have been identified as 46-year-old Karen Blyden-Decastro, 63-year-old Sie Giok Giang, 78-year-old Josefa Torres, and 25-year-old Denny Estefany Martinez.
Shortly after the bus crash, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took the bus company out of serve, citing multiple safety regulation violations. In the weeks before the crash, federal regulations had already been examining the problem of budget bus operations following another deadly bus accident on the east coast. Surprise inspections across the region found bus drivers who falsified their log books, fatigued bus drivers, bus drivers without licensees, and a number of other serious safety violations.