Driver arrested after deadly Tennessee bus crash

1122-bus-crashChattanooga, Tenn. (NBC News) — Five children are dead and a school bus driver is facing charges following a deadly Monday crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The bus, packed with 37 children, struck a tree and flipped over.

24 children were rushed to the hospital.

“What has happened today is every public safety officials absolute worst nightmare, but that is nothing in comparison to the nightmare that families and friends in our community are facing,” Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said.

Police questioned the bus driver, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker, and overnight announced he is under arrest, charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

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