School bus driver charged in Chattanooga wreck waives court hearing

- The school bus driver charged in a crash that killed six children last week appeared before a judge Tuesday morning. 

Johnthony Walker is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide and police said another count will be added. 

Walker, along with his lawyer, appeared in a Chattanooga courtroom Wednesday and waived his first appearance hearing. His next court date is scheduled for December 15 at 8:30 a.m. 

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Police said Walker, 24, was speeding along a narrow, winding road last Monday afternoon with 37 Woodmore  Elementary School students aboard when he wrapped the bus around a tree. 

Cordayja Jones, 9, D'Myunn Brown, 6, Zyaira Mateen, 6, Zoie Nash, 9, and Zyanna Harris, 10, died the day of the crash. Keyonte Wilson, 8, passed away on Wednesday. 

More than $112,000 has been donated to The Woodmore Fund to benefit the families of victims. The United Way said in a recent news release that the fund had another $10,000 in pending pledged donations.

The Woodmore Fund was created with the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and other partners to help support the needs of the victims' families. The Tennessee Titans contributed $25,000 to the fund.

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