Bus Driver Charged With Deadly Crash In Court Today

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FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 file photo, a school bus is carried away, in Chattanooga, Tenn, from the site where it crashed on Monday. Attorney Amanda Dunn says she anticipates bus driver Johnthony Walker will plead not guilty if a grand jury indicts him. He's charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. Police say another count will be added. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
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This undated file photo released by the Chattanooga Police Department shows Johnthony Walker. (Chattanooga Police Department via AP, File)

This undated file photo released by the Chattanooga Police Department shows Johnthony Walker. (Chattanooga Police Department via AP, File)

A judge has sent a grand jury the case of 24-year-old driver in a school bus crash that killed six children. The judge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, today found probable cause for formal charges against Johnthony Walker, who was in court for today’s hearing.

He’s facing charges including vehicular homicide. Police say Walker was using a cellphone before the crash, and that he was going at least 20 miles an hour above the speed limit on a road that wasn’t part of the approved route for the school bus.

Source: AP

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