New Information into investigation of bus driver Johnthony Walker

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police shared several points in their investigation into Johnthony Walker, who was driving the Woodmore School bus.

He faces vehicular homicide among other charges in the case.

Traffic investigators say they have video from the bus cameras from the front, side and back.

They have interviewed several witnesses so far, but none of the children on the bus, yet.

Investigators also shot down several reports from the crash.

— no witness so far has said anything about Walker asking children if they wanted to die. That story is going around among many of the families of children on the bus.

— no one was ejected from the bus.

— a toxicology report back today found no drugs or alcohol in Walker’s system.

— there was one, minor wreck in Walker’s driving history from September that Chattanooga police worked.

Sgt. Austin Garrett did not comment on questions about whether parents had previously complained about his driving, only saying it was part of the investigation.

Gwenevere Cook, mother of Johnthony Walker, told News 12 Now that he son had been driving since August.

And that he had never been in any trouble.

She also told us about the harrowing phone call her son made to her immediately after the crash.

Police are still asking witnesses and anyone with video of photos of the wreck to contact them.

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