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Sixth child in Chattanooga bus crash dies, police say

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 10:02 PM

A sixth child has died from injuries caused by the fatal Chattanooga bus crash that killed five other children this week, police confirmed.

The Chattanooga Police Department tweeted the new death toll Wednesday night, saying “another child in the bus crash has passed away.”

The driver, Johnthony Walker, has been arrested and is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide following the deadly Monday wreck in Tennessee, police say.

A school bus is carried away Tuesday, Nov. 22.  from the site where it crashed on Monday.

A school bus is carried away Tuesday, Nov. 22.  from the site where it crashed on Monday.

(Mark Humphrey/AP)

The 24-year-old driver also faces reckless driving and reckless endangerment charges, according to a police report.

Families identify four girls and boy killed in Tenn. bus crash

None of the children’s identities, who were students at the Woodmore Elementary School, have been officially released but loved ones have identified four girls and one boy.

Johnthony Walker was arrested after a school bus from Woodmore Elementary in Chattanooga, Tennessee overturned killing 6 people on Nov. 21. 

Johnthony Walker was arrested after a school bus from Woodmore Elementary in Chattanooga, Tennessee overturned killing 6 people on Nov. 21. 

Walker was “well above” the 30 mph speed limit at the time when he lost control of the bus as it flipped over and wrapped around a tree, police wrote in an affidavit.

Before the crash, he allegedly asked the elementary school children if they were “ready to die,” one parent said.

A school bus from Woodmore Elementary in Chattanooga, Tennessee has overturned killing 6 people on November 21, 2016.

A school bus from Woodmore Elementary in Chattanooga, Tennessee has overturned killing 6 people on November 21, 2016.

(Chattanooga Fire Department)

Walker was reportedly involved in another bus crash in September before the killings, a crash report obtained by ABC News showed.

National Transportation Safety Board officials say Walker was not on a designated route before the crash and it is unclear if he took Talley Road before.

Investigators are expected to analyze footage and audio recordings from cameras as well as speed and braking information from an engine control module retrieved from the bus, according to NTSB officials. 

With News Wire Services. 

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