Multiple fatalities in Chattanooga school bus crash

By: News Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The District Attorney says six people are dead in an elementary school bus crash in Chattanooga.              

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston told media outlets that five people died at the scene and one died at the hospital.

Melydia Clewell, spokeswoman for the district attorney, confirmed the number.              

The school bus was mangled around a tree at the scene. Police say the ages of the students ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade.              

The bus was carrying students from Woodmore Elementary.

Police have said the bus crash sent 23 people to area hospitals and 35 schoolchildren were on the bus Monday afternoon.              

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