Police: 2 Dead, Multiple Injuries in Charter Bus Crash on I-95
Authorities in Virginia say charges are pending against the driver of a commercial bus that overturned while traveling from Florida to New York, killing two people and injuring others.
Press Release from Virginia State Police:
PRINCE GEORGE, CO. Va. - A Staten Island, N.Y. man has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Tuesday morning's fatal commercial bus crash in Prince George Co. Va. Yui Man Chow, 40, of Staten Island, N.Y., is currently being held on bond at Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George County, Va. (Mug Shot is attached; Source: Riverside Regional Jail)
The crash occurred Tuesday (March 19) at approximately 5:22 a.m. when a Tao's Travel Inc. bus overturned at the on-ramp for Exit 45. The bus was headed north on I-95 when it attempted to take the exit ramp. The vehicle ended up running off the left side of the ramp and overturned. At this stage of the investigation, speed is considered a causative factor in the crash.
The state police has been informed that there were 57 on board the bus - 56 passengers and the driver. There are two confirmed fatalities - an adult male died at the scene and an adult female died a few hours later at a nearby hospital. The state police is still in the process of locating and notifying their next of kin.
The remaining passengers' injuries range from minor to serious. The injured, who range in age from toddlers to adults, were transported for treatment to John Randolph Hospital in Hopewell, Va., Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Va., and Chippenham Hospital and Johnston Willis Hospital in Richmond, Va.
The bus driver was not injured in the crash.
The bus departed from Orlando, Fla. It had stopped in Rocky Mount, N.C., to switch drivers and was continuing north to its final destination in New York City when the crash occurred. For specific details about the route, passengers, etc., please contact the bus company.
A representative with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) responded to scene. The NTSB was also notified. The Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Team is assisting with the ongoing crash investigation. Prince George County Fire and EMS was also on scene and is coordinating the Family Reunification Center.
KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Virginia say charges are pending against the driver of a commercial bus that overturned while traveling from Florida to New York, killing two people and injuring others.
Virginia State Police say in a statement that the Tao's Travel Inc. bus with 57 people aboard overturned on an Interstate 95 exit Tuesday in Prince George County. Police say that as the bus turned onto the exit, it ran off the left side and overturned.
Police say two people died and numerous other passengers are being treated at area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to serious. They say the driver, a 40-year-old man from Staten Island, New York, wasn't injured.
Police say a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration representative is on scene and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.
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