School bus driver in the fatal crash case denies he was on the phone

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee. – A Tennessee school bus driver charged in a wreck that killed six children has testified that he was not on his cellphone when the wreck happened.

Johnthony Walker also testified during his trial Wednesday in Hamilton County criminal court that he not leave his lane for the Nov. 21, 2016, crash.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press members of the jury, we were back in the afternoon for closing arguments and could begin deliberating the 34 charges, including vehicle homicide.

Walker said he was travelling 35 km / h when he approached a bend, and another vehicle immersed in his job.

Chattanooga officer Joe Warren testified Tuesday that there is no evidence it is proposed that the second vehicle was in Walker’s lane. Warren estimated Walker was on a trip of 50 km / h in a 30 km / h zone.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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