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Woodmore bus driver's attorney to file motion claiming vehicle distracted him before crash

Johnthony Walker faces six counts of vehicular homicide. His next motions hearing is this coming Thursday in Judge Don Poole's courtroom. (Images: Hamilton Co. Jail / WTVC)

Later this week, the attorney for the Woodmore Elementary school bus driver charged with last November's crash that killed 6 students and injured dozens of others have filed a motion in court that provides a new account of the crash.

That account, from Johnthony Walker, is that a large vehicle caused him to swerve right to avoid a collision.

In the motion filed last Friday, Walker's attorney, Amanda Dunn, said "There was insufficient room in the roadway for these two vehicles to pass safely, and Mr. Walker steered the bus to the right to avoid a collision with the other vehicle in question."

NewsChannel 9 has reached out to investigators who worked the crash to see if they can recall Walker or any other eyewitnesses reported a second vehicle to police.

Read the full document of motions filed by Dunn below:

Walker faces six counts of vehicular homicide. His next motions hearing is this coming Thursday in Judge Don Poole's courtroom.

The National Transportation Safety Board released an initial report a few months after the crash, but is still working on its final report.

Walker pleaded not guilty at his preliminary hearing.

Depend on us to keep you posted on this developing story.


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