Tenn. School Bus Driver Indicted in Fatal Crash That Left 6 Children Dead

Hamilton County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Office
Hamilton County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Office

A Chattanooga, Tenn., school bus driver has been indicted on six counts of vehicular homicide for a deadly November bus crash that left six children dead.

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According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, a grand jury also charged 24-year-old Johnthony Walker with four counts of reckless aggravated assault, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of use of a portable electronic device by a school bus driver.

An arraignment is scheduled for March 24.

Authorities accuse Walker of speeding while driving. He reportedly swerved into a tree with 37 Woodmore Elementary students on board, six of whom died, while several others were injured.

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According to the news site, Walker has been held in Hamilton County Jail since the crash and also faces about a dozen lawsuits in Circuit Court.

Read more at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Absent Humanity

Authorities accuse Wwalker of speeding while driving,

Caught a typo for ya.

Also much love, support and prayers for the families that lost their beloved children. It’s hard when such a young life is taken from you.