Zhao Jian Chen Is Charged With 4 Counts Of Manslaughter

8:20 AM, Mar 2, 2012   |    comments
Courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board
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RICHMOND, VA -- A North Carolina dispatcher will be brought to Virginia to face charges stemming from a bus wreck that killed four passengers.

Federal authorities arrested 40-year-old Zhao Jian Chen of Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 17. He is charged in Caroline County, Va., with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Sylvia Christopher with the Guilford County district attorney's office in North Carolina tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch that Chen waived extradition on Thursday.

Caroline County Commonwealth's Attorney Tony Spencer says Chen told Sky Express bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung of New York to continue driving after Cheung told him he was too tired to drive. Cheung's bus swerved off Interstate 95 about 30 miles north of Richmond, Va., hit an embankment and overturned on May 31, 2011.

Cheung also faces involuntary manslaughter charges.

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