Bus Driver Arrested in Fatal School Bus Crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) —
Emergency personnel work the scene of a fatal elementary school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. In a news conference Monday, Assistant Chief Tracy Arnold said there were multiple fatalities in the crash. (Angela Lewis Foster/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
Emergency personnel work the scene of a fatal elementary school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., Monday. (Angela Lewis Foster/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Police say the driver of a school bus that crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing six people, has been arrested.

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher says 24-year-old Johnthony Walker has been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Fletcher says additional charges may be added as the case proceeds to a grand jury.

The school bus was mangled around a tree at the scene. Police say the students on the bus ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade.

The bus was carrying students from Woodmore Elementary.

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