School bus driver faces vehicular homicide charges

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The school bus driver behind the wheel of the deadly crash on Talley road faces multiple charges.

24 year old Johnthony Walker is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Investigators say Walker was driving well above the speed limit when the bus left the road and hit a tree.

Of the 37 Woodmore Elementary students on board, five were killed in the crash, six were critically injured and six more admitted to the hospital.

20 other students were treated and released from area hospitals.

Chattanooga Police traffic investigators spent the night trying to figure out the sequence of events that led to the crash.

If you have any information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525.

Categories: Chattanooga, Local News

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