Families begin to ID victims of Chattanooga school bus crash

Cordayja Jones (Courtesy: Jones family)
Cordayja Jones (Courtesy: Jones family)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Five elementary school children were killed Monday when their bus ran into a tree and light pole in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Kirk Kelly, the interim superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, confirmed the deaths on Tuesday and said three of the children were in the fourth grade, one was in first grade, and another in kindergarten.

The family of 9-year-old Cordayja Jones confirmed she is one of the five victims.

A second student, 6-year-old D’Myunn Brown, was also confirmed to be a victim of the crash by his family. He was a first grade student.

D’Myunn Brown (Courtesy: Brown family)
D’Myunn Brown (Courtesy: Brown family)

The identities of the other students have not yet been released.

A vigil will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. inside the New Monumental Church in Chattanooga.

The bus driver, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker, was arrested on charges including vehicular homicide.

In the meantime, a fund has been set up by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga to help those impacted by the crash. Click here to make a donation »

This story originally appeared on WKRN.com.