The man who drove a school bus into a tree, killing five children and injuring more than 20 others, allegedly asked the children “Are you all ready to die?” before impact.
A mother reportedly told CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann that two of her children told her of the driver’s words after the crash. Her third child died in the impact.
The driver, Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Walker was driving well over the speed limit in a winding area when the crash happened, according to reports.
Johnthony Walker, 24, charged w/ 5 counts vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment & reckless driving in Talley Rd school bus crash. pic.twitter.com/9ZTIpXUZNl
— Chattanooga Police (@ChattanoogaPD) November 22, 2016
— Chattanooga FireDept (@ChattFireDept) November 21, 2016