Bus Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide Allegedly Asked Kids Before Crashing Bus In Chattanooga, TN … “Are You Ready To Die”
HE SAID WHAT?
According to reports, 24-year-old bus driver, Johnthony Walker, allegedly asked the children aboard the school bus before crashing it in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ‘if they were ready to die”. What? Walker was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Police are looking into speed as a possible factor for the accident; however, with the cameras on board and other devices, it is possible that we will know what was said on the bus prior to this horrific accident.
Parents of some of the children who survived a deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga are starting to shed some light on the moments leading up to the crash, which killed five kids and injured more than 20 others.
CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann spoke to a mother who had three children on the bus, one of whom died. The mother says that her other two children told her that just before the crash, the bus driver asked the children if they were ready to die.
“The mother says that in the moments before the crash, the bus driver said something to the effect of ‘Are you all ready to die?’ and then seconds later, the bus was on its side and five kids were killed,” said Strassmann.
The 24-year-old bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was arrested and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.