Tuesday, December 19, 2017 04:50 PM

DRIVER IN DEADLY SCHOOL BUS CRASH WAS ON PHONE: PROSECUTOR

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. The driver in a Tennessee school bus crash that killed six elementary school students[1] took a cell phone call at the time of the crash, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press , Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston said in court that Johnthony Walker received a call at 3:17 p.m. that day that lasted nearly four minutes. Pinkston said the first 911 call about the crash came in at 3:20 p.m.

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Authorities said Walker was speeding in November 2016[2] when he wrecked the bus on a curvy road in Chattanooga while carrying 37 children[3]. The 25-year-old faces 34 charges, including six counts of vehicular homicide[4].

Walker made bond and is out of jail. He must use GPS monitoring and cant drive motor vehicles pending trial, which is set to begin Feb. 27.

Judge Don Poole said Tuesday that out-of-town jurors will be drawn for the trial. Poole also rejected a public records request from ...

News source: New York Post

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