Driver allegedly asked kids 'are you ready to die?' before fatal school bus crash

Johnthony Walker, 24, has been arrested and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide after the school bus he was driving flipped into a tree.

According to CNN, the Monday morning crash killed at least six children, and the scene was harrowing. Of the children confirmed dead, three were fourth graders, one was a first grader and one was a kindergartner. Parents were heard screaming "that's my baby."

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One student said, "(Walker) was going real fast and he hit a garbage bag and we then hit a mailbox, then we flipped over and hit a tree real hard."

According to KRTV, Walker is cooperating with authorities, but it is suspected that the crash was intentional. CBS reported that one mother, who lost a child to the tragedy, said that "in the moments before the crash, the bus driver said something to the effect of 'Are you all ready to die?'"

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Rescue officials at the scene of a school bus crash involving several fatalities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S., November 21, 2016.

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Johnthony Walker, 24, is seen in a booking photo released by the Chattanooga Police after being taken into custody and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide in connection with a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennesse November 21, 2016.

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Rescue officials at the scene of a school bus crash involving several fatalities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S., November 21, 2016.

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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators view the wreck of a school bus in which several children were killed, at a depot in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. November 22, 2016.

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Rescue officials at the scene of a school bus crash involving several fatalities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S., November 21, 2016.

(Courtesy of Chattanooga Fire Dept/Handout)

Christopher Hart (C), chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, speaks with Chattanooga Police and Tennessee Highway Patrol officers while viewing the wreck of a school bus in which several children were killed, at a depot in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. November 22, 2016.

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Police requested the vehicle's black box, and speed is being "heavily investigated" as a factor in the crash.

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Blood banks in the Chattanooga area quickly filled up with donors who were "refusing to leave until they gave blood." Officials are still trying to schedule donations for certain blood types during the coming days.

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