Another child has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the Woodmore Elementary school bus crash, Chattanooga Police announced Wednesday evening.
The child's passing is the sixth fatality since the incident, which happened Monday afternoon on Talley Road. The driver, 24 year-old Johnthony Walker, already faces five counts of vehicular homicide and other offenses, and police say they will add another vehicular homicide charge.
Earlier in the day, lead investigator Sergeant Austin Garrett of the Chattanooga Police Department released new information about the driver.
He said toxicology results had come in, and blood tests showed no traces of drugs or alcohol in Walker's system. He also addressed one parent's claim about Walker.
Three of Jasmine Mateen's children were on the bus, and one died. Mateen told CBS News that just before the crash, the driver asked the children if they were prepared to die.
Sergeant Garrett addressed that claim.
“No witness we have spoken with has that information or provided it directly to our investigators," he said. "But we have not interviewed all witnesses yet.”
Police are urging anyone who did witness the crash to call 423-698-2525.