Speeding Tennessee school bus driver asked kids if they were ‘ready to die’ before fatal wreck, mom says

A school bus from Woodmore Elementary in Chattanooga, Tenn., overturned Monday killing five students.The Tennessee school bus driver charged in a wreck that killed five elementary school kids allegedly asked the students if they were “ready to die” as he raced down a narrow Chattanooga road, a parent said.

Johnthony Walker was speeding “well above” the posted speed limit and lost control of the bus before it flipped over and wrapped around a tree, police wrote in an arrest affidavit.

“My daughter said, right before the bus flipped, that he was speeding around the curb, and asked them, ‘are y’all ready to die?’” a mom, who had three children on the bus, told CBS News Radio. One of her three kids died in the wreck….. [read more]

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