Drugs, alcohol not involved in fatal Chattanooga school bus crash

Photo Credit: Chattanooga Police Department (Walker) and WJTV (lights)
Photo Credit: Chattanooga Police Department (Walker) and WJTV (lights)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Police say toxicology reports on the driver of the bus that crashed in Chattanooga, killing five children, show no trace of drugs or alcohol.

Chattanooga Police Sgt. Austin Garrett announced Wednesday that a blood test was conducted on 24-year-old Johnthony Walker, who is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide.

Police say he was driving well over the posted 30-mph speed limit when he lost control of the bus.

Photo: Chattanooga Fire Department via Twitter.
Photo: Chattanooga Fire Department via Twitter.

Garrett said police are continuing to interview witnesses and review video footage of the crash. Six children remain hospitalized.

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