Twelfth civil lawsuit filed in Woodmore bus crash

Twelfth civil lawsuit filed in Woodmore bus crash

March 2nd, 2017 by Emmett Gienapp in Local Regional News

Teddy bears, mementos, and balloons have been placed at the site of a fatal school bus crash on Talley Road on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The makeshift memorial to victims of the Monday crash, which killed 5 Woodmore Elementary students and injured dozens more, has grown since the road was reopened Tuesday.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

A twelfth civil lawsuit has been filed in Circuit Court in connection with the deadly Woodmore Elementary bus crash that killed six children in November.

The most recent lawsuit was filed on Tuesday on behalf of Diamond Brown, the mother of 6-year-old D'Myunn Lamar Brown, and claims she "is the only proper party to bring this cause of action for the wrongful death" of the boy. 

The lawsuit names both Johnthony Walker and Durham School Services, mimicking the language of several prior lawsuits. 

The lawsuit reads, "Plaintiff lost her child as a result of this crash. This has cause[d], and will continue to cause severe emotional and psychological pain."

Last month another lawsuit was filed on behalf of Antoine Armour, the father of D'Myunn Brown, by C. Mark Warren of Warren & Griffin P.C. The most recent lawsuit was filed Gerald Webb and John R. Morgan. 

Six children were killed in the Nov. 21 crash on Talley Road in Brainerd, and many of the 37 kids on board were treated at a local hospital.

Walker was believed to be driving about 20 mph over the speed limit when he crashed the bus. He remains in custody, facing charges of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.