Sixth child dies from Tenn. propagandize train crash

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Gov. Bill Haslam discusses a Chattanooga train pile-up that killed 5 kids.
Adam Tamburin / Tennessean

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A sixth child died Wednesday, dual days after being injured in a propagandize train accident that killed 5 other facile school students, military said.

Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested after a collision Monday and charged with 5 depends of vehicular homicide. Chattanooga military pronounced Wednesday that toxicology tests found no ethanol or drugs in his system, though Walker was pushing good over a posted 30 mph extent on circuitous Talley Road when he mislaid control of a bus, that was not versed with chair belts.

Several family members of a victims told media outlets they had complained that Walker was speeding on a job.

The National Transportation Safety Board pronounced Wednesday afternoon that Talley Road, where a pile-up occurred, was not on a bus’ designated route, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Walker was jailed with bail set during $107,500 on charges that enclosed forward pushing and forward endangerment. He has a justice date Tuesday.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who visited a children’s elementary propagandize Wednesday, said state agencies will examination propagandize train reserve protocol to “make certain that we don’t have one some-more of these.” Tennessee’s Department of Education and Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate.

“It’s time for us to step back, all of us — internal propagandize boards, a state — and demeanour during a whole propagandize train process,” Haslam pronounced outward Woodmore Elementary School in a working-class Brainerd area of Chattanooga. He pronounced a consummate review would embody all from employing drivers, to ensuring a reserve of equipment, to looking during chair belts for a kids.

Lawmakers already were drafting legislation to need chair belts on buses, and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were entertainment justification as they attempted to piece together accurately what happened during a crash.

Walker, who perceived his blurb driver’s permit in April, worked for the private Durham School Services association that engaged with Hamilton County schools. Walker had been in a propagandize train pile-up in September, according to Chattanooga police.

School officials previously had pronounced Durham School Services was obliged for monitoring Walker’s opening and disciplining him when necessary.

But propagandize officials would not answer steady questions about family complaints during a brief news discussion Wednesday. Instead, Woodmore Principal Brenda Cothran said the school’s concentration was “on giving a families and students a support that they need.”


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