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.
School Bus Crah in Chattanooga, Tennessee … At Least 5 Children Dead, Many More Injured (Update: Bus Driver Johnthony Walker Arrested)
HORRIFIC SCHOOL BUS CRASH, MANY CHILDREN CONSIDERED DECEASED …
A school bus carrying 35 students in kindergarten through fifth-grade from Woodmore Elementary School over-turned on its side and struck the tree in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Authorities received a call about the crash just before 3:30 p.m. Monday regarding the terrible crash. Sadly, 5 children were confirmed dead and many more injured. , Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said 23 victims were transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Speed is being considered a factor of the single vehicle accident as the weather conditions were clear and dry. Say a prayer for those who lost loved ones.
Hamilton County Superintendent Kirk Kelly confirmed Tuesday morning that five students— three 4th graders, a kindergartner and a first grader — were killed in the crash. 12 children remain hospitalized.
Of those hospitalized, six remained in intensive care, Kelly said. The the remaining 20 students, he said, were home with their families.
“It’s the toughest thing you will ever do in your life,” Kelly told reporters outside the school Tuesday. “Our hearts go out with the families.”
The National Transportation Safety Board is heading to Chattanooga in the morning.
That’s after a school bus crash kills several children and injures more than 20 others.
“A bus crash involving school children is every public safety professional’s worst nightmare.”
A nightmare that became reality for multiple safety professionals who responded to a deadly school bus crash in the 300 block of Talley Road in Chattanooga. Shortly after 3 O’clock in the afternoon, a school bus that was carrying 35 children from Woodmoore Elementary lost control and crashed into a tree after it flipped over. One of the children who was on that bus explained what happened.
“He wasn’t paying attention. He was going real fast and he hit garbage bag. We then hit mailbox then flip over and hit a tree real hard.”
Despite that statement, investigators have yet to determine what caused the crash.
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.
Amber Alert Issued for Missing 4 Year Old Central Florida Rebecca Lewis (Update: Missing Florida Girl Found in Memphis, TN … Suspect West Wild Hogs Arrested)
An AMBER Alert has been issued for 4 year old Rebecca Lewis from Lakeland, Florida who was taken from her home Saturday morning by 31-year-old West Hogs. Saturday, surveillance footage captured 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and a man named West Wild Hogs filling up at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia. West Wild Hogs is 5 feet 8 inches tall, 220 pounds, with red hair, and blue-green eyes. He has a scar on the left side of his head in the shape of the letter “L” and a tattoo of a blue cross and a Chinese symbol.
Investigators are searching for a 4-year-old central Florida girl who they say was taken by a longtime family friend.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release the pair was spotted at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia, on Saturday evening. They were in a car with a stolen Alabama license plate.
Investigators say 31-year-old West Hogs showed up at the family’s home Saturday morning and left with Rebecca Lewis. The girl’s 16-year-old sister says she saw Rebecca sleeping about 9 a.m. but when she woke up again 45 minutes later, the little girl was gone.
Monday morning, WFTS-TV in Tampa received information that the two were spotted at a state park near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, headed north on Interstate 75.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of either Rebecca Lewis or Wild West Hogs, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 or 911.
Rebecca Lewis is 3-feet-tall, weights 30 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink dress.
Officials believe she is with West Wild Hogs, a 5-foot-8, 31-year-old male who weighs 220 pounds and has red hair. You can recognize him by an “L” shaped scar on the left side of his head and a tattoo of a blue cross and another of a Chinese symbol.
Police say Hogs is an old family friend and hadn’t seen Rebecca in years. Authorities say he took her Saturday morning. Hogs is facing kidnapping charges.
Authorities believe the two are traveling in a 2012, silver Nissan Versa with an Alabama handicap tag number 4JL26. The vehicle has a magnetic animal rescue paw on the driver side portion of the trunk.
A Lakeland girl and the family friend who authorities say kidnapped her were possibly spotted Sunday night in northeast Tennessee.
A ranger at Cove Lake State Park in Campbell County, Tenn. reported seeing a man and child matching the descriptions of 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE III: 4 Year Old Rebecca Lewis Found Safe in Memphis, TN.
A missing 4-year-old central Florida girl was recovered in Tennessee on Monday, and the man who took her is in custody, authorities said.
Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, 31, were located in Memphis, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said police received a call from the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis at 12:57 p.m. A security official at the hospital told police that an employee recognized the man and the girl mentioned in the Amber Alert out of Florida, Rudolph said.
When police pulled up to the hospital, they saw the car mentioned in the Amber Alert pulling out of the parking garage, Rudolph said. Officers stopped the car in the parking lot and found the man and the girl inside.
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