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Prosecutor: Driver in deadly school bus crash was on phone

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee. – A prosecutor says the director in a Tennessee school bus crash that killed six of the primary school pupils on a cell phone call at the time of the crash.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston said in court Tuesday that Johnthony Walker got a call, 3:17 pm that lasted for almost four minutes. Pinkston, said the first 911 call about the crash came at 3:20 pm

The authorities say that Walker was speeding in November 2016, when he wrecked the bus on a winding Chattanooga road, while the transfer of 37 children. The 25-year-old faces 34 charges, including six counts of vehicle homicide.

Walker made bond and is out of jail, pending a Feb. 27 trial date.

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