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Bus Driver Convicted Of Negligent Homicide In Crash That Killed 6 Children

Prosecutors argued that the driver was talking on his cell phone and driving 20 miles over the speed limit when he crashed the bus into a tree in November 2016.
Rescuers work on the scene of a school bus crash in November 2016 in Chattanooga, Tenn. School bus driver Johnthony Walker was convicted Thursday of negligent homicide and other charges in the crash, which killed six children. Source: Chattanooga Fire Department

A Tennessee jury found the driver of a school bus guilty of six counts of negligent homicide in a November 2016 crash that killed six children on their way to elementary

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