Deadly school bus crash spurs com­pany to add seat belts

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NASHVILLE | A Ten­nessee com­pany that op­er­ates buses for char­ter schools in Nashville says it plans to add seat belts to its en­tire fleet in re­sponse to a fa­tal bus crash in Chat­tanooga that left six chil­dren dead.

Gray Line Ten­nessee told The Ten­nessean that it will add seat belts to half of its 44 buses by next fall, and then to the rest of its fleet by the fol­low­ing school year ei­ther through retrofitting or new pur­chases.

Chuck Ab­bott, pres­i­dent and CEO of Gray Line Ten­nessee, said the Nov.

21 Chat­tanooga crash prompted the com­pany’s de­ci­sion and re­in­forced its em­pha­sis on safety.

Au­thor­i­ties say the Chat­tanooga bus driver was speed­ing when he wrecked on a curvy road.

John­thony Walker, 24, is fac­ing charges of ve­hic­u­lar homi­cide, reck­less driv­ing and reck­less en­dan­ger­ment.

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