Tennessee bus driver indicted in deaths of 6 children

March 9, 2017
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Johnthony Walker.

Johnthony Walker. (Chattanooga Police Dept. via AP, File)

A former Chattanooga, Tenn., school bus driver has been indicted on six counts of vehicular manslaughter in the November crash that killed six children and injured several others.

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The school bus crash killed six children. (Fox News Photo)

Johnthony Walker was responsible for driving 37 elementary students from Woodmore Elementary School on Nov. 21. Witnesses state he was speeding down a narrow winding road, well above the speed limit of 30 miles per hour.

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Walker lost control of the bus, striking an elevated driveway, a mailbox, telephone pole and a tree.

In addition to the vehicular manslaughter charges, Walker faces four counts of reckless aggravated assault, one count of reckless driving, one count of use of a portable device by a bus driver and one count of reckless endangerment, according to the Hamilton Criminal County Clerk’s Office court documents.

Attorneys for the driver wants to freeze all civil litigation against him and his employer, The Times Free Press reported. A dozen lawsuits have been filed in connection with the crash.

Walker is currently being held at Hamilton County Jail and is scheduled for arraignment on March 24 before a Criminal Court judge.

Terace Garnier is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Columbia, South Carolina. Follow her on twitter: @TeraceGarnier

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