Mom: Deadly Bus Driver Asked Kids ‘Ready to Die?’


The Tennessee man who drove a school bus into a tree, killing five children and injuring more than 20 others on Monday, allegedly asked the children “Are you all ready to die?” before impact.

A mother reportedly told CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann that two of her children told her of the driver’s words after the crash. Her third child died in the crash. The driver, Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment. Walker was driving well over the speed limit on a winding road when the crash happened, according to reports. Read more at CBS LOCAL.



  1. About a week ago my wife and I saw a school bus pull up to a red light, stop, and then blow the light (this was in Midwood). B”H there were no consequences, but we couldn’t believe that a driver entrusted with the safe transportation of kids would do such a reckless, unsafe and illegal maneuver.

    It would be nice if there was a way to monitor to monitor school bus (and city bus) drivers in real time to prevent reckless drivers from driving the way this driver apparently did. The photo on the front page of CNN’s website of a smiling innocent little kid, with the mothers quote “He was my only child” is heartbreaking.


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