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    So I'm guessing speed was a factor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarmelEyesD View Post
    So I'm guessing speed was a factor...
    At this point, it looks like it might have allegedly been speed and recklessness.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/22...s-injured.html

    A Tennessee bus driver was charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving after six children were killed and 23 others were injured when the vehicle crashed into a house Monday afternoon, police said.

    Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher announced the charges for 24-yea-rold Johnthony Walker in a press conference late Monday.

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    My first thought, after sadness for the kids and families, was to wonder if the driver was texting while driving.

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...rash/94244378/

    Police arrested the 24-year-old driver, Johnthony Walker, and are charging him with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, according to police. Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said there may be additional charges later.
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    From your link -

    He said there were no obvious roadway conditions that appeared to have led to the crash and that police are still investigating whether alcohol played a role.

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    https://youtu.be/aWjFGrqVGq4

    This newscast says a student on the bus reported that the driver swerved to avoid an object in the road.

    More and more confusing.
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    What a tragedy. I can't imagine... Those poor children and their loved ones!
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    BREAKING: School bus driver, 24, is arrested after five elementary students are killed and 23 are injured in Tennessee crash that saw the vehicle leave the road at speed and wrap around a tree

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ml#ixzz4QiiOYN

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    In Tennessee, there are several different types of involuntary manslaughter that are illegal. In order of severity, shown by penalty class from high to low, they are:
    • Vehicular homicide is the reckless killing of another while driving a car, plane, boat, or other vehicle. The defendant's actions must have created a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury, been illegally drag racing, or been intoxicated from alcohol or drugs. Drinking and driving vehicular homicide is a Class B felony. Other vehicular homicide is a Class C felony.
    39-13-103. Reckless endangerment.(a) A person commits an offense who recklessly engages in conduct that places or may place another person in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury.
    (b) Reckless endangerment is a Class A misdemeanor; however, reckless endangerment committed with a deadly weapon is a Class E felony.
    55-10-205. Reckless driving.(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property commits reckless driving. A violation of this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
    IANAL, but these are the crimes he is currently accused of, as best I can tell.
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    Just reading this...so heartbreaking and gut-wrenching. Those children who died yesterday...forever remembered. Those other children on the bus...forever changed. Those families who've lost their child...forever broken. School faculty and others in current despair. May they all have all the support they need and more. This is devastating. Tears.
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    Woodmoore Elementary is a Title 1 school, meaning they have a large percentage of their families in or near poverty. The school website links a "Woodmore Fund" for the families for medical bills, funeral expenses, etc., and it looks very well run.

    The school looks wonderful - prayers for their community as they come to grips with this horribly sad accident.

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    It looks like Google Maps has already removed the area from their street view. I was looking at conditions on the roadway, to see if there were bends or obstructions and there is an area at Talley and Midwoode for some reason you can't see. Like Google did in the Newsome/Christian murders, also in Tennessee.

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    Heard the breaking news last night with few details. Learned this morning that driver might have done this on purpose Thoughts and prayers for the parents, families, and friends of the children who were killed. Healing prayers for the injured and surviving students who witnessed this horrific scene.

    CBS radio report: Mother of the bus driver already making excuses for her son - never been in trouble, well-liked, hard-working

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    UPDATED (9:00 a.m.): 12 students have been hospitalized, six are in critical condition and six are stable. 19 children were treated and released.


    Five students are confirmed dead in the Woodmore Elementary School bus crash and six remain in critical condition this morning.

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/l...d-mult/399118/
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