6 dead in Tenn. elementary school bus crash
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Bloodied students lay on stretchers, while other children walked away dazed with their parents after an elementary school bus crash that killed six Monday in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga police Chief Fred Fletcher said the crash was “every public safety professional’s worst nightmare.”
The bus was carrying 35 children from Woodmore Elementary, students in kindergarten through fifth grade, when it crashed about 3:30 p.m., turned on its side and wrapped around a tree.
Fletcher said police were interviewing the bus driver. He told reporters later that investigators were looking at speed “very, very strongly” as a factor. The bus was the only vehicle involved but the crash scene covers a significant area, he said.