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Sky Express Bus Service Has Multiple Driver Fatigue Citations

The overturned Sky Express bus. Photo courtesy Virginia State Police. align=left

Four people are dead after a Charlotte-based bus overturned early this morning on Interstate 95 near Richmond, Va. The bus had been en route to New York City. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records show Sky Express has been involved in several crashes the last two years and cited at least 46 times for fatigued driving. Sky Express buses have been involved in four crashes, with one injury or fatality during the two-year period that ended May 20. Drivers with Charlotte-based Sky Express have been cited for 17 unsafe-driving violations, including eight speeding violations since 2009. Records show the company was cited for 46 violations related to fatigued driving, including three that were classified as serious. The records show the company uses 31 motor coaches and 53 drivers, as of May 20.