UPDATE: Woodmore Elementary School bus driver Johnthony Walker has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher. The school bus Walker was driving slammed into a tree and split apart Monday, killing at least six children, Tennessee, officials said.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Multiple fatalities have been reported and many students are hurt after an elementary school bus packed with children crashed and wrapped around a tree in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
There were 35 students on the bus at the time of the crash, WDEF reported. Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher had said 23 of them have been taken to the hospital.
Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston said during a press conference that six people died – five at the scene of the crash and one at the hospital.
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It is unclear at this time what led to the crash, but police said the bus driver is cooperating with them.
The school district said it is bringing in extra counselors to offer support.
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