The bus driver who was transporting 35 students from an elementary school has been arrested after at least five children were killed following a horrific crash.
Johnthony Walker, 24, has been charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told CNN late Monday night.
The bus that Walker was driving crashed and wrapped around a tree Monday afternoon, killing at least five children, authorities confirmed.
Walker is charged with five counts, but could face more charges as the case proceeds to a Hamilton County Grand Jury, Fletcher said.
It is unclear at this time what led to the crash.
Fletcher said that speed is being investigated ‘very, very strongly’ as a possible factor, adding that driving conditions were clear and dry.
He said ‘a warrant has been issued to remove the informational box on the school bus and review the video’, CNN reported.