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Feds shut down bus company

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The holiday weekend kicks off with another black eye for the tour bus industry.

The Federal Government shut down a bus company involved in a deadly accident in Pennsylvania.

The Feds say two drivers never took the required drug tests, and it also claims the company falsified records.

This all comes after a bus owned by Mr. Ho Charter Service rear-ended a tractor-trailer earlier this week in Pennsylvania.

Police say the crash killed the bus's co-driver and injured two dozen tourists.

The order by the Transportation Department cites the bus company for drug and alcohol testing violations.

Also, the Feds claim the company failed to make sure workers didn't drive too many hours without sleep.

This is the second bus company shut down in recent weeks.

Last month, a bus crashed on I-95 in Caroline County. The driver admitted to police he fell asleep.

The company in this latest crash was appealing federal citations for safety violations when that bus crashed.

Someone with the company says one bus in New York will be driven back to Pennsylvania and stay parked.

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