The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released a report pertaining to a tragic school bus accident that occurred nearly two months ago.
Johnthony Walker, a 24-year old male, had been employed by Durham School Services and was the one driving the bus on November 21 when accident occurred.
Apparently, Walker had taken a different route than the one he was accustomed to when he lost control of the bus on Talley Road. Walker had undergone toxicology tests to determine if there were any drugs or alcohol in his system when the accident occurred. He tested negative for both.
The NTSB also reported that Walker had one reportable and one non-reportable crash to his name since August 2016. The school bus was equipped with multiple systems capable of recording and transmitting event-related data.
NTSB investigators are continuing to collect and analyze data.
The crash still remains under investigation and the NTSB is still trying to determine what caused the crash. Walker is now facing six charges of vehicular charges.
The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):