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Victims of fatal bus wreck identified

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – There is new information on the four women who died in Tuesday's Caroline County bus crash...this, on the same day that the bus driver was let out of jail.

Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, of Flushing, NY, posted a $3,000 bond, and is now staying at an undisclosed location in Virginia. He's forbidden to leave the state.

According to Virginia State Police, to four women who died are:

Karen Blyden-Decastro, 46, of Cambria Heights, NY (Long Island)

Sie Giok Giang, 63, Philadelphia, PA

Josefa Torres, 78, Jamaica, NY (Queens)

Denny Estefany Martinez, 25, Jersey City, NJ.

With the driver now out of jail, at least one passenger believes that's not good enough.

Ben Johnson of New York City hobbles gingerly on the steps of a downtown Richmond hotel. It'll be his second night in a row stranded here...and he's a little bit angry and frustrated when the conversation turns to the driver of the ill-fated bus.

"I don't think you wanna hear it. I can't say it," Johnson said Wednesday.

Kin Yiu Cheung is out of jail now on $3,000 bond, facing a single misdemeanor charge of reckless driving, following the Tuesday crash that killed four women.

"He should be charged with more, because I believe he could've did more to prevent it from happening from the start," Johnson said.

As a condition of his bond, Cheung has a court date on Friday, and cannot leave Virginia...which is exactly what Ben is trying to do.

"Everybody's just trying to get home from here," he said.

It's difficult for people like Ben, because they're traveling alone. There's no family member in town to  give them a ride. So the Red Cross is trying to organize another bus to get them back home.

"It's a very tough situation for a lot of these families," said Jon McNamara of the American Red Cross.

With so many passengers needing the same kind of help, it's time-consuming work.

"It could be throughout the evening as well into tomorrow, we're just gonna make sure these individuals are  safe and kept comfortable,' McNamara said.

For Ben, comfort means getting back home.

"Hopefully I still have the job that I left," he said.

And getting back to life before the terrible crash.

As for the driver, Virginia State Police are looking into the possibility of tacking on more charges, other than the reckless driving count that Cheung currently faces.

Of the 53 people who were injured in the crash, 12 remain hospitalized, including one person listed in critical condition.

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